Rabbi Soetendorp signed the Statement "Faith in Human Rights", 10 December, 2008
- Category: Interfaith Dialogue
- Published: 18 January 2009
On this year's International Human Right's Day - 10 December 2008 - the International Interreligious Conference "Faith in Human Rights" was held in the Peace Palace in The Hague. Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp was among the ten invited supreme authorities of the different world religions to sign a statement on human rights from a faith perspective. Among the other signatories were His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia, Secretary General of the World Council of Churches, and His All Holiness Bartholomew, Ecumenical Pariarch of the Orthodox Churches. The Conference was part of an initiative of the Municipality of the Hague and supported by the Netherlands Minitry of Foreign Affairs. Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the festive ceremony that surrounded the signing of the statement. (Picture credits: FaithInHumanRights.Org)
To read and endorse the Statement Faith in Human Rights, please click here.
For more information about the Conference, please visit: http://www.faithinhumanrights.org