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INTERRELIGIOUS RELATIONS---Must become more active to meet today’s needs.
The time has come to expand and intensify interreligious activities among Catholics, Jews, Muslims and others. We must involve much more the laity and most important the younger generation of college youths, young married couples, intermarried and the unaffiliated. Unfortunately religious organizations do not consider such activities as a program priority, except when old issues like Pius XII are discussed, Israel or a new Mosque. Then most these exchanges involve the established leaders whose memories of yesterday are strong.
We plan to cooperate with the Vatican’s Commission of Catholic: Bishops, U.S. Muslims organizations, the RAC of the Union for Reform Judaism, The National Council of Synagogues and others in carrying out the PROGRAMS described herein.
Please consider sending us a grant or gift to support these efforts (501c3-11-9081).
Our humble appreciation.
REACHING OUT: COMING TOGETHER
Interfaith programs among Catholics, Jews and Muslims, to generate a greater understanding of each other’s faiths and to create cooperation meeting the religious challenges of the 21st century.
REFORM CANTORS MUSIC OPENS NEW AVENUES FOR CATHOLIC-JEWISH RELATIONS---VATICAN CONCERT PRODUCES REQUESTS FROM U.S. CATHDRALS and CHURCHES.
Twenty American Cantors demonstrated that Jewish prayers and sacred texts can open up a new path to Catholic-Jewish relations. They presented for the first time a concert at the Vatican’s Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e del Martiri. Cantor Claire Franco of The Community Synagogue of Port Washington, NY emphasized that, “music can become an important avenue of understanding, especially reaching members of Churches and Synagogues”. Requests for additional concerts have been received from the Cathedrals in Washington, DC and New York City and Westminster Abbey in London. In addition the Twenty Cantors have been invited to sing before the 5,000 reform congregational delegates of the Biennial of the Union of Reform Judaism in December this year.
U.S. TRI-FAITH MEETING
Catholic, Jewish, Protestant and Muslims lay and clergy representatives meeting – two days, starting with keynote / social meeting followed by next day all – day conference to develop cooperative educational and community programs.
KEEPING THEIR FAITH STRONG
Developers, on campus conference with college students emphasizing importance of keeping one’s faith, even when inter-dating, how to handle inter-dating and relationships and such permanent unions. Program will begin by determining, executing, activities and what is needed.
CATHOLIC – JEWISH VATICAN CONFERENCE
A meeting with Rabbis’ & Lay presidents (or officers) at the Vatican with the Interreligious Relations, Cardinal Koch and Fr. Robert Hofman and other’s. Also a meeting with Pope Benedict.
Interreligious Video Lectures for Churches, Mosques and Synagogues to study separately or together to create better understanding.
TEACHING ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST TO PAROCHIAL STUDENTS
A program to have congregations present a Yom Hashoah Menorah by Israel artist, Aharon Bezalel, cost $950.00 and an out line teaching about the holocaust, including inter acting with the synagogue’s religious school and early childhood center.
Further information: Guntherl@optonline.net