Moshe Kantor, EJC President, awarded with the “Medal of Merit for Tolerance”

On the occasion of the International Day of Tolerance, Moshe Kantor, EJC President, was awarded the “Medal of Merit for Tolerance” by the Ecumenical Foundation Tolerance in Warsaw on the 16th of November 2011. The Foundation was established in 1993 at the initiative of a group of intellectuals and social activists of different faiths and nationalities.

Every year since 1998 which marks the establishment by UNESCO of the International Day of Tolerance, the Foundation awards Medals of Merit for Tolerance. This medal is awarded to politicians, clergy people, artists, scientists and leaders who have strived towards increased tolerance in our society.

Moshe Kantor expressed his gratitude to the president of the Ecumenical Foundation, Jerzy Wiatr and all its esteemed members for this great honour and privilege. The work of the Foundation Ecumenical Tolerance is essential in the fight against racism, anti-Semitism, injustice against minorities and in the promotion of Tolerance across the globe, as well as for interfaith relations. The issues that the Foundation deals with are issues that the EJC holds close to its heart. The European Jewish Congress and the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR), co-chaired by Moshe Kantor, are also working towards similar goals.

It is worth mentioning that the Ecumenical Foundation of Tolerance awarded in previous years the Medal of Merit for Tolerance to, among others, Aleksander Kwasniewski, former President of Poland and co-chairman of ECTR, President Shimon Perez, President Barack Obama, Simone Veil, Amos Oz and Bernard Kouchner.

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