18by Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp, prepared for the Fifth Bi-annual Meeting of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders, Oxford (UK) March 2012

Interreligious friendship is my life.

In my parents' home, great leaders from Catholic, Protestant and Moslem spiritual traditions were part of one family...

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written on December 20, 2011 In the course of the year we have in our work been particularly drawn to the intertwining of the local and universal. As the Earth Charter notes in its preamble: "We are at once citizens of different nations and of one world in which the local and global are linked"...

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wangari_web2It is Martin Buber who describes in I and Thou the unique relationship to a tree. The tree in its encounter is not as an object but the embodiment of our deepest emotions and dreams. Wangari has planted these trees in Kenya and all over the continent of Africa.

They sustain life now and will...

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