A Call for Unity Schedule

Friday, September 23, 8:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Friday, September 23, 8:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis. Tickets on sale at the UC Davis Mondavi Center Box Office. Tickets range from $8-$20. For ticket information: telephone (530) 754-ARTS (2787); toll free (866) 754-ARTS (2787); patrons with disabilities (530) 754-4435; Web site: www.mondaviarts.org; e-mail: tickets@ucdavis.edu.

Prelude St. Mark’s Singers and Band


Performance Christian Brothers High School Honors Chorale
“The Star-Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key
Arrangement by Russell Robinson

“Go Down Moses”
Arrangement by Mark Hayes

Welcome The Very Reverend Don Brown, Pastor Emeritus

Performance First Slavic Baptist Church Morning Choir
“Look at the Heavens”
Composer: G. Kendrik

Traditional Ukranian Christmas folk song

“The Heavenly Love”
Composer: Y. Goncherenko

“Look at the Cross”
Composer: M. Glinka

Traditional Russian Orthodox Easter song

Speaker Jeff vonKaenel, News & Review

Speaker Ken Cross, Sacramento Habitat for Humanity
Film: Sacramento Habitat for Humanity Labor Day Build 2005

Performance Perfected Praise, Center of Praise Ministries
“King of Glory”
by Claudius Craig

“Come on Lift Your Hands”
by Claudius Craig

“I will Bless the Lord”
by Michael Lowery



Performance The Reverend Seicho Asahi,
Northern California Koyasan Temple

“Praise to Buddha”

Shomyo is a kind of music that adds melodic patterns to the chanted words of Buddhist texts in all kinds of languages. It originated in India, the birthplace of Buddhism, and then went to China. Buddhist scriptures (sutras) were translated into Chinese, and forms of singing were arranged and adapted. In the fifth and sixth centuries, this was transmitted to Japan, along with Buddhism, and was called Shomyo.

Buddha’s teaching expounded by the reading of the sutras are enhanced by Shomyo to stir the listeners to joy and fulfillment, helping to motivate the listeners, as well as the performer, to practice the Buddha’s way toward the path of Enlightenment.

Speaker The Reverend Dexter McNamara,
Interfaith Service Bureau

Brush with Unity
Leaders in the community share reflections on unity in Sacramento.

Performance Imam Mohammed Abdul Azeez,

Sacramento Area League of Associated Muslims (SALAM)
“Azan” – Muslim call for prayer

The “Azan” is a universal statement that has been used to call people for Muslim prayers five times every day, in hundreds of thousands of Mosques around the world, for the past 1400 years. The English translation follows:

God is Greater, God is greater.
God is Greater, God is greater.
I declare there is no god but God.
I declare there is no god but God.
I declare that Muhammad is the Messenger of God.
I declare that Muhammad is the Messenger of God.
Rush to prayer. Rush to prayer.
Rush to success. Rush to success.
God is greater, God is greater.
There is no god but God.

Presentation 2005 Building Unity Award
to The Reverend Faith Whitmore

Performance Valley Choral Society
“Alleluia Fanfare” and “Praise to the Lord”
Arrangement by Mack Wilberg

“How Can I Keep From Singing?”
Arrangement by Mack Wilberg

“Bound for the Promised Land”
Arrangement by Mack Wilberg

“Every Time I Feel the Spirit”
Arrangement by John Rutter

Performance St. Mark’s Singers and Band
“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free”
Words and music by Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas
Arranged by Jim Strathdee

“There’ll Be Sunshine in the Morning”
Traditional spiritual
Words by Jim Strathdee

*Lineup and times are subject to change

Thank you

Hosts and Speakers


Faith in action
The Reverend Faith Whitmore

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