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.
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.
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.
“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
“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
“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
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.