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United Nations International Day of Charity Event at UN September 5

Updated: Aug 29, 2023

Altru Institute and the Zariya Foundation ( will celebrate the United Nations International Day of Charity on September 5 in the Delegate's Dining Room at the United Nations.

Following the discussion and reception will be a screening of the award sinning movie Mother Teresa & Me. Altru Institute member Thierry Cagiagut is the producer of what may be the most ambitious dramatic feature film ever made depicting the amazing story of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, one of the few canonized saints of our day. To REGISTER to attend. Due to UN Security Restrictions registration deadline is August 30.

The International Day of Charity was instituted by a resolution of the United Nations in 2012 . The date of September 5 was chosen by the UN to honor Mother Teresa as it is the anniversary of her passing.

The event will start with a panel discussion moderated by renowned journalist Raymond Arroyo (EWTN, Fox News). UN Goodwill Ambassador and Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino has agreed to participate in the discussion. Invitations have been sent out to other luminaries. The panel will be followed by a special screening of the award-winning film Mother Teresa & Me by Kamal Musale ( The celebration will end with a cocktail reception.

The Zariya Foundation produced Mother Teresa & Me to inspire audiences around the world, especially the youth, to show more compassion toward their fellow human beings. It was financed entirely through donations. All the profits from the film will be donated in the spirit of Mother Teresa to the poorest of the poor, especially to children toward their health and education. The film is being released theatrically in the US on October 5

We discover her through the eyes of Kavita, a young English woman who’s been abandoned by her boyfriend after she’s found to be pregnant. Kavita journeys to Calcutta to escape her pain and soon discovers that even holy people like Mother Teresa have to face life’s challenges and struggle through years of spiritual crisis known as the “dark night of the soul.” Inspired by Mother Teresa’s example of perseverance and compassionate love, Kavita rediscovers hope and purpose. A rare, powerfully acted, inspirational film that shows how we overcome our troubles by helping others with theirs. REGISTER to attend.


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