“Opting for peace does not mean a passive acquiescence to evil or compromise of principle. It demands an active struggle against hatred, oppression and disunity, but not by using methods of violence. Building peace requires creative and courageous action. A commitment to peace is a labor of patience and perseverance. It involves as well a readiness to examine self-critically the relationship of our traditions to those social, economic and political structures which are frequently agents of violence and injustice.” ~ Rabbi Jack Bemporad
For more than 50 years, Rabbi Jack Bemporad has been bringing people of all religious faiths together to promote honest dialogue, mutual respect and theological understanding. As director of the CIU, he continues to be at the center of many of the negotiations, initiatives, conferences and programs improving the relationships between Christians, Jews, Muslims and all the world’s religions.