Expert Colloquy - Dialogue serving intercultural and inter-religious communication - Strasbourg, 7 to 9 October 2002 

Awraham Soetendorp

Awraham Soetendorp was born in 1943 in Amsterdam and survived as a “hidden child”. He is Rabbi of the Liberal Jewish Community in The Hague (The Netherlands). He presides over the European Region of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. Awraham Soetendorp is Earth Charter Commissioner and a Founding Board Member Green Cross International.

Awraham Soetendorp is co-chair of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders, with Sheikh Ahmed Kuftaro, Grand Mufti of Syria. He is also a member of International Advisory Committee of World Peace Summit. He acts as advisor to the American Jewish World Service and is the founder and chair of Hope Foundation for Children for Universal Education.

Awraham Soetendorp participates as a key discussion partner of the World Economic Forum in his function of Religious Leader.

He is a member of the Steering Committee of the World Council of Religious Leaders, launched in Bangkok in June 2002.

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