The Video features The Rev. Ambassador Andrew Young, former civil rights leader, mayor of Atlanta, and U.S. ambassador to the U.N., gave an optimistic view of U.S. relations with Iran on November 10, 2013.
“Frankly, I think peace is inevitable,”
Young said. His sermon was part Princeton University Chapel 25th. Sunday after Pentecost Interfaith Service for Peace,. Andrew Young later spoke at the conference “Diplomacy, Not War in Iran.” Sponsored by the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action, came mere hours after France had barred the latest nuclear agreement between Iran and major powers.
Humanizing one’s adversaries and overcoming one’s own fears was the broad theme of Young’s address, and he frequently referenced the lessons he had learned as a top aide to Martin Luther King Jr.
Young, now 81, drew on his experience as an ambassador during the Carter administration to emphasize that the United States has overcome its fear of nuclear weapons before. He said that he is much more confident now about reaching a peaceful solution than he was when Russia and China posed a nuclear threat and he “didn’t know what might happen.”
The video also includes parts of the interfaith sermon and also 3 wonderful musical performances by the Princeton Choir and soloist’s.