The Human Rights Dimension:
Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium, United Nations Head Quarters Room: CB-1B-CR01
August 11, 2015 1:15pm — 2:45pm
Laurie Cardoza Moore, Th.D., ECOSOC NGO Special Envoy to the UN for the World Council of Independent Christian Churches (WCICC), (omit “and”) President & Producer, Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, (PJTN.org), and organizer of this Conference is presenting a panel of experts on the subject.
The PJTN/WCICC Conference in New York on August 11 is part of PJTN’s on-going efforts to expand the awareness of Vatican II/NostraAetate. In this year, the year of the 50th anniversary of that historic declaration, we have an equally historic opportunity to reflect on the Church’s contributions to human rights. In April of 2014, a PJTN delegation was privileged to have been invited to the Vatican to discuss interfaith relations. In April, we also had the pleasure of discussing our Conference with Archbishop Auza, who has confirmed the attendance of a representative of the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the conference.
The goal of this forum on Human Rights Violations is to promote a constructive environment that prevents such negative seeds from flourishing and shares a common vehicle… faith and education. In recent times, the escalation of anti-Semitism has been a cause for great concern for many of the missions at the UN. Pope Francis has recently been quoted as stating that promises made to the Jewish people seem to have been forgotten. “It is a question that radically involves Christians because, with the help of God, starting from the Second Vatican Council, we have discovered that the Jewish people are still, for us, the holy root from which Jesus originated. I too, in the friendship I have cultivated in all of these long years with our Jewish brothers, in Argentina, many times while praying have asked God, especially when I remember the terrible experience of the Shoah. What I can say, with the Apostle Paul, is that God has never stopped believing in the alliance made with Israel and that, through the terrible trials of these past centuries, the Jews have kept their faith in God.And for this, we will never be grateful enough to them, as the Church, but also as humanity at large. Persevering in their faith in God and in the alliance, they remind everyone, even us as Christians that we are always awaiting, the return of the Lord and that therefore we must remain open to Him and never take refuge in what we have already achieved.”
This forum further seeks to expose the evidence of this growing threat and present sustainable ideas and solutions to confront this worldwide movement for this and future generations. As governmental and religious leaders speak and share their facts, their focus will be on sharing lessons from successes and failures, of identifying the many facets of this scourge and how we, as Christians, can develop best practices at the UN and in our respective countries to address this ancient threat to …read more