FFEU Press Releases
"While interacting with members of my own faith or ethnic community, or with others, if I hear hateful comments from anyone about members of any other community, I pledge to stand up for the other and challenge bigotry in any form".
Some Season of Twinning Events around the USA:
June 25, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), in conjunction with Representatives Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), John Lewis (D-GA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Frederica Wilson (D-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and Mia Love (R-UT), hosted a breakfast for Black and Jewish Members of Congress. The purpose of this breakfast was to reflect on the shared experiences of Black and Jewish Americans, and to make certain that these communities continue to work collaboratively to eliminate racism and anti-Semitism both abroad and here at home.
Rabbi Marc Schneier, President of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding held a private meeting in Baku with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, His Excellency Mr. Ilham Aliyev. In their meeting, both the President and the Rabbi discussed a number of issues including the Foundation's expanding role in Azerbaijan in the field of Muslim-Jewish relations.
FFEU President Rabbi Marc Schneier applaud the April 28 decision by the Board of the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to ban all political advertising on its buses and subways, rather than accede to a U.S. District judge's irresponsible ruling that the MTA must allow an inflammatory ad that defames Muslims and appears to incite violence against Jews.
European Muslim and Jewish leaders to Denmark's Agriculture Minister: We will judge you on your actions, not your words.
On Thursday, February 27 2014, a delegation of American Muslim and Jewish leaders, spearheaded by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU), met with the Ambassador of Denmark to the United States, Peter Taksoe-Jensen, to express their shock and dismay over Denmark's recent ban on kosher/halal ritual slaughter.
Il Tempio Di Abramo-The Temple of Abraham
Rabbi Marc Schneier met, November 12, with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem followed by a meeting the next morning with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah. "Both leaders enthusiastically embraced the Foundation's initiative to open a full-fledged 'third track' to the current peace process, " Rabbi Schneier said, "To create true peace, we must encourage Jews and Muslims to get to know and appreciate each other on a theological level in addition to the existing political and economic tracks."
Standing up for one another declaration of Jews and Muslims from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa taking part in a joint mission to Washington.
With the U.S. State Department's eye-opening Report on Religious Freedom showing that both Islamophobia and anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU), is spearheading a Mission to Washington of Muslim and Jewish leaders from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa on June 4-5.
As the nation marked the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a unique ceremony took place in the US Capitol, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Freedom Rides Summer and honoring the 25th Anniversary of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU).
Thorbjorn Jagland Says Religious Discrimination of Minorities is a "very dangerous avenue to pursue"
The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding has opened a new office in Europe headed by Samia Hathroubi, an award winning writer and community activist. Samia takes charge of the Paris based FFEU initiative as the Muslim and Jewish communities of Europe are coming under increased bigotry.
Former Mayor of New York, David N. Dinkins, joined Reverend Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network, and Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, hip-hop legend Russell Simmons and Jewish leader Rabbi Marc Schneier, Chairman and President, respectively, of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, in speaking out on knockout game violence and the targeting of Jews.
On Monday, March 18th Russell Simmons graciously opened his private New York home to host the first Young Leadership Benefit along with his partner Rabbi Marc Schneier. The purpose of the event was to do much more than simply raise funds for the Foundation's groundbreaking work. Rather, the Young Leadership Benefit sought to expose and expand our work into the next generation of Young Leaders. The audience was filled with young entrepreneurs and public figures who not only dedicated themselves to furthering ethnic understanding, but also had a wonderful time doing it!
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