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“A crime committed in the name of religion is the greatest crime against religion”
Rabbi Arthur Schneier
"Live and Let Live"
"I don't want to be tolerated, I want to be accepted"
Rabbi Arthur Schneier

Who We Are

As People of Faith we must be in the forefront of countering the hate mongers in our midst who breed bias, hatred and division.

We stand together with those who respect human dignity of all of God’s children. Bound by our shared destiny to heal our wounded world, we must emerge as a united human family, seeking improvement by building peaceful co-existence and respect the other.

The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, founded by Rabbi Arthur Schneier in 1965, has worked on behalf of religious freedom and human rights throughout the world. 

To uphold the principle of “live and let live” is the Appeal of Conscience Foundation’s continuing goal. An interfaith coalition of business, religious and foreign policy leaders, this international organization promotes mutual understanding, peace and interreligious cooperation and provides a voice of conscience to protect minorities.  

The Foundation believes that freedom, democracy and human rights are the fundamental values that give nations of the world their best hope for peace, security and shared prosperity.

Recent Press

Join the Interfaith Leadership of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation in Solidarity Thursday, May 14, 2020 for International Prayer Day

May 13, 2020

Rabbi Arthur Schneier addressing United Nations General Assembly “The Role of Religious Leaders in Addressing the Challenges of COVID-19” via Video Conference

May 12, 2020

Faith not fear will help us deal with the pandemic facing our nation and all of humanity. United we prevail, divided we fail.

March 26, 2020

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, World Diplomats And Religious Leaders Honor Rabbi Arthur Schneier For His Sixty Years Of Leadership On Behalf Of Human Rights Religious Freedom, Peaceful Coexistence And Inter-Religious Cooperation

March 12, 2020

UN Secretary-General’s Remarks At UN International Holocaust
Remembrance Service At Park East Synagogue

January 25, 2020

Agreement Between The Muslim World League And Appeal Of
Conscience Foundation

April 29, 2019

History of the

Appeal of Conscience Foundation

In 1965 Rabbi Arthur Schneier created an innovative idea to establish a vibrant international coalition of interfaith business, religious and foreign policy leaders to uphold the principle “live and let live” and address issues pertaining to human rights, religious freedom, and mutual understanding in former Communist countries. Within the year, he engaged the early leadership of those who had a passion for world peace, civil and human rights: Honorable Francis E. Dorn, member of the 83rd United States Congress, Thurston Davis, SJ, Editor of America House; Dr. David H.C. Read, Minister of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church and Dr. Harold Bosley, Senior Minister of Christ Methodist Church.