Sister Joan Kirby and Roshi Kennedy giving a Hollister Aaward to Bahi Mohinder Singh in 2008. 
We are saddened to inform you that Joan Kirby, R.S.C.J. passed away the morning of September 9th, 2015. For fourteen years, Sr. Kirby was the main representative of the Temple of Understanding to the United Nations. Sr. Kirby was a great inspiration to so many people and a true leader of the interfaith movement in heart and soul. This August, Sr. Kirby was one of four individuals to be given an award in the General Assembly of the United Nations, "Honoring Those at the UN Who Bring Civil Society Forward". We will all miss her clarity of thought and action and her steadfast vision of a peaceful world.
Her funeral will be on Thursday Sept. 17th at 11:00 am at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 457 West 51st Street (between 9th and 10th Aves.). A reception will follow at Encore West between 50th and 51st Streets.    
In Peace,
Alison Van Dyk,
Chair and Executive Director 

Temple of Understanding
777 UN Plaza, 3E
New York, NY 10017