NEWS Promoting Peace and Religious Tolerance in New York

newyorkBy Pagine Ebraiche staff
The president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) Noemi Di Segni and a member of the board, Giacomo Moscati participated in a meeting of the “Appeal of Conscience Foundation” in New York last week. The organization was founded by human rights activist and rabbi Arthur Scheier in 1965 to promote peace, tolerance and reciprocal understanding between different peoples, religions and cultures.
Among the participants were the former US secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, and the president of France, Francois Hollande, who received an award acknowledging his efforts towards “peace and promotion of tolerance, human dignity and human rights” in leading his country which has been a victim of multiple terror attacks in the past year.
Hollande highlighted the importance of facing the challenges of the present time by uniting and working together to pursue a common goal.
“A crime in the name of religion is the greatest crime against religion,” is the principle which has inspired the activity of rabbi Schneier, who is a Holocaust survivor and works as a pulpit rabbi at the Park East synagogue in New York.