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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
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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

On January 25, 2021, the Appeal of Conscience Foundation co-Sponsored the

UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL
HOLOCAUST
 REMEMBRANCE VIRTUAL SERVICE
Marking the 76th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Addressed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Rabbi Arthur Schneier, President and Founder, Appeal of Conscience Foundation.

January 27, 2021

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: A Survivor’s Plea

The urgency of purpose that spurred the establishment of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust 15 years ago is more manifest than ever. In our time of societal, economic and political upheaval, demonization of “the Other”, anti- Semitism, xenophobia, and racism are flourishing.

January 27, 2021

UN chief urges global alliance to counter rise of neo-Nazis

January 25, 2021

Virtual International Holocaust Remembrance Day Service

January 25, 2021

“Children are not born with hatred: they are taught to hate. When infected, they become carriers of hatred. The antitode is education, education, education: “Love your neighbor as yourself” and “Respect the Other”; they are the cornerstones of a civilized world” – Rabbi Arthur Schneier

January 25, 2021

“Holocaust denial are the rallying cries for all hate mongers of our day including ‘Camp Auschwitz’ and ‘6MWE’, shorthand for ‘Six Million Wasn’t Enough”, outfits. A scorge on any society. Racism and xenophobia are the variants and mutations of anti-Semitism. Hatred must be stopped in its tracks. United we must defeat these plagues against humanity.” – Rabbi Arthur Schneier

January 25, 2021

“As a witness to the horrific crimes, I made a commitment not to remain silent or indifferent to the cry of the oppressed, regardless of race, creed or color” – Rabbi Arthur Schneier

January 25, 2021

“We can never let down our guard” – H.E. Antonio Guterres

January 25, 2021

“Anti-semitism found its most horrific expression in the Holocaust .The universal revulsion of this crime followed by the founding of the United Nations and the signing of the universal declaration of human rights promised and end but it did not end. Anti-Semitism to blight our world” – H.E. Antonio Guterres

January 25, 2021

“We need coordinated and global action on the scale of the threat we face to build an alliance against the gross spread of neo-Nazism and white supremacy and to  fight propaganda and misinformation”

January 25, 2021

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.