The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, an Independent committee consisting of a diverse set of international religious leaders, educational scholars, and cultural leaders, established by H.H. Pope Francis I and Grand Imam Dr. Ahmed Al Tayeb of Egypt’s Al-Azhar, met with Rabbi Arthur Schneier at Park East Synagogue and Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
The delegation members included: Judge Mohamed Mahmoud Abdelsalam, Secretary-General of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity; Irina Bokova, Former Director-General of UNESCO; Adama Dieng, Former UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide; Cardinal Miguel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue of the Holy See; Professor Mohamed Hussein Mahrasawi, President of Al-Azhar University; Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig, Senior Rabbi at Washington Hebrew Congregation; and Latifa Ibn Ziaten, Founder and President of Imad ibn Ziaten Youth Association for Peace.
The students of the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School welcomed the delegation with Havenu Shalom and songs of peace; Judge Mohamed Mahmoud Abdelsalam and Cardinal Miguel Ayuso Guizot addressed the students and faculty.
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