The COVID-19 Crisis and the Jewish Faith Community

MaskThe following address was presented to the G20 Interfaith Forum Virtual Conference on Oct. 14, 2020 by Rabbi David Saperstein. Rabbi David Saperstein, is director emeritus of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, having served as its director and counsel for 40 years. He is the former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

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Recalling the Message: Melbourne Parliament of Religions, December 2009

Melbourne Parliament of Religions LogoIn December of 2009, Rabbi David Saperstein – one of the keynote speakers at the Melbourne Parliament of Religions told – inter alia – “In a world in which you can do everything, what you should do – the moral question – is the fundamental challenge facing humanity. And on that question, the religious communities have urgent, profound, indispensable wisdom to offer.

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400 Muslim, Christian, Jewish Leaders Sign ‘Washington Declaration’ for Religious Tolerance

WASHINGTON — Over 400 Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders from all over the world affirmed on Wednesday a new declaration calling for the global protection of religious minorities and marginalized communities.

The “Washington Declaration” was unveiled after two days of collaboration among hundreds of interfaith leaders who gathered for the three-day “Alliance of Virtue” conference organized by the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies and its leader, Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, a Saudi Arabian Islamic Studies professor.

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