omnis1In support of its many successful initiatives to foster interreligious dialogue, the Soetendorp Institute received a benefit from the Omnis Religio Foundation in Germany. On 9 August, the sponsorship certificate was handed to Rabbi Soetendorp in the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in The Hague. 

The Omins Religio Foundation was created by Reinhard and Karin Kirste to support outstanding interreligious projects and initiatives. The Foundation is also closely connected to The Institute for Interreligious Studies INTR°A (Interreligiöse Arbeitsstelle) in Germany, which is one of the pioneering institutions in Germany to promote interfaith understanding through research, encounters and publications.

The certificate holds:

The Steering Committee and the board of Trustees of the Foundation Omnis Religio have decided to support

The Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values in The Hague, Netherlands

The Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values was founded by Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp. For many years he was inspired several highly successful projects and activities in the field of interreligious dialogue. These are connected with tasks for a collaboration between the generations, sustainable development, social justice, and peace. 

These projects include:

    • The Day of Respect that is celebrated in over 3.000 primary schools in the Netherlands


  • The Faith and Leadership Seminar for young adults in The Hague
  • The intergenerational Feather Project
  • The inclusion of spiritual dimensions of sustainability in projects which the Soetendorp Institute initiated.
  • The Collaboration with the Earth Charter Task Force on Religion, Spirituality, and Ethics.

This strikes us as so impressive that we give our benefit in 2012 to the Soetendorp Institute. So we with the blessing of the One God for the continuation of all these and forthcoming projects. 

Nachrodt - August 9, 2012, The Hague

The board of the Soetendorp Institute is deeply grateful for this support and has decided to use a large part of the received 10.000 € to advance the Earth Charter Programme on Religion and Sustainability in Germany that the Institute has initiated with its German partner organization, the Ökumenische Initiative Eine Welt (Ecumenical One World Initiative). 

The reception of the certificate has been announced on several Dutch news websites including,, and A report has also been published in the INTR°A Journal.


The Soetendorp Institute


Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values
Van Wijngaerdenstraat 21
2596 TW The Hague
The Netherlands