Music and Reflection

Selections from the April 5, 1968 speech entitled “On the Mindless Menace of Violence” by Robert F. Kennedy and excerpts from Thomas Merton’s “The Nonviolent Alternative” with musical interludes.

Rashaad Abdur-Rahman, Racial Healing Project
Markus Winkler, President, Louisville Metro Council
Sarah Kelley, Director of Communications, Center for Interfaith Relations

Dr. Daniel Blosser, Director of Music, Christ Church United Methodist
Ben Sollee, cellist and composer


Organ Processional

“Fughetta in D Major” by Antonin Dvorak

Dr. Philip Brisson

Invocation and Greetings

Archbishop Shelton Fabre

Turney Berry, Chair, Center for Interfaith Relations Board of Directors


Mayor Craig Greenberg

Dr. Jason Smith
Chief Medical Officer, UofL Health

Prayer for Peace

Prayer for Peace by Thomas Merton

Kim Schatzel, President, University of Louisville

Grant us prudence in proportion to our power,
Wisdom in proportion to our science,
Humaneness in proportion to our wealth and might.
And bless our earnest will to help all races and peoples to travel, in friendship with us,
Along the road to liberty, justice, and lasting peace;
But grant us above all to see that our ways are not necessarily your ways,
That we cannot truly penetrate the mystery of your designs
And that the very storm of power now raging on this earth
Reveals your hidden will and inscrutable decision.
Grant us to see your face in the lightning of this cosmic storm,
O God of holiness, merciful to men:
Grant us to seek peace where it is truly found.


Pat Mathison


Bishop Terry White
Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky

Rabbi Ben Freed
Keneseth Israel Congregation


Ben Sollee


Dr. Ted Smith
Envirome Institute

Rev. David Snardon
Joshua Tabernacle Baptist Church

Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel
Interim Chief, Louisville Metro Police

Closing Remarks

Owsley Brown, III
Center for Interfaith Relations Board of Directors


Archbishop Shelton Fabre

Organ Recessional

“Pavilioned in Splendor” by Richard Lloyd

Dr. Philip Brisson

Interfaith Representatives

Bishop Terry White, Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky

Geshe Kalsang Rapgyal, Drepung Gomang Center For Engaging Compassion

Johnny Alse, Hindu Temple of Kentucky

Rabbi Ben Freed, Keneseth Israel Congregation

Rev. David Snardon, Joshua Tabernacle Baptist Church

Thich Hang Dat, Blessed Buddha Temple