Rabbi Soeptendorp explains in an audio interview why religious leaders need to be present at the World Economic Forum. To listen to the podcast, click here...

Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp joined Bishop Desmond Tutu in speaking to over 10.000 people about the “Power of Dignity” at the German Protestant Church Congress ("Kirchentag") in Cologne, 6 – 10 June, 2007. Speaking against the backdrop of the majestic Cologne Cathedral, Rabbi...

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Statement on Faith in Human Rights
www.faithinhumanrights.org“…We recognise our responsibility towards our believers and to the world at large and reaffirm our intention to take all necessary steps both within our communities and in co-operation with others to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms for...

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Interview taken at the Interfaith Climate Summit, Nov. 27 - 28, 2008

How come climate has become an issue of importance in your faith?

- The general ecological responsibility to not exploit anything are definite parts of the Jewish religion.  The question of climate is more personal.  I...

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Sharing Wisdom: The Case of Love and Forgiveness

The Third Meeting of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders took place in India, November 26-30, 2007. Following the tradition of previous meetings, it was hosted by local religious leaders in Amritsar, India.  Delegates were welcomed by...

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Human Rights Defenders Tulip Awards
justine-masika-_imagelarge“Anyone who keeps up with the news knows that respect for human rights is not something that can be taken for granted. All around the world, people fall victim to extreme violence, cannot freely develop their potential or live in degrading conditions. Although...

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The Alliance for International Conflict Prevention and Resolution presented its Peacebuilders Award 2005 to Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp for their tireless work in bridging the gap between the Abrahamic Faiths. The Award Ceremony was held in Washington DC in April 2005...

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On 10 December 2008, the first Human Rights Defenders Tulip award was presented to women's rights activist Justine Masika Bihamba by Minister Verhagen of Foreign Affairs in an impressive ceremony in The Hague. Rabbi Awraham Soeendorp served in the jury that presented the award. 

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a_soet_eu_08Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp speaks at the International Leadership and Spirituality Symposium 2008 organized by the International Association of Human Values under the leadership of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, EU Parliament, Brussels, 
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“Fairer Globalization” Blogspot on the...

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In Darfur, the threat of genocide being committed under our own eyes seems imminent. The images of despair and dilapidation from the world's largest refugee camp will keep haunting us. We cannot close our hearts anymore for the call of desperate children. Ajeka: "Man, where on earth art thou?"

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An International Earth Charter Network Meeting has taken place on 1 and 2 December, 2008, in Amsterdam at the Royal Tropical Institute. The event that was chaired by Former Dutch Prime Minister and Earth Charter Commissioner Ruud Lubbers and was being hosted by NCDO and Earth Charter...

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On 1logo dag van respect toon je respect3 November, 2008, the Day of Respect, initiated by Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp and the Day of Respect Foundation, was celebrated for the third time since its launch in 2005. More than 2000 schools in the Netherlands participated at the event that included the invitation...

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info@soetendorpinstitute.org

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