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Sponsoring international events, lectures and historic exhibits that encourage a scholarly approach to bringing the faithful together.
Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it. - Maimonides
With the opening of the new Yad Vashem (Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem) exhibit in 2005, there was an historically incorrect placard erected in the "Hall of Shame", There was a international outcry to remove these troubling remarks. PTWF was asked to intercede to attempt to resolve this obstacles, which has plagued Jewish Catholic relations for the past 47 years.
On July 1, 2012, after six years of work to identify and post on line over 76000 pages of documents, news articles, official published works and including eye witness interviews, Yad Vashem revised their controversial placard to reflect a more accurate and balanced view. PTWF has applauded this move towards historical accuracy that Yad Vashem has taken.
Pave the Way Foundation honors and recognized the religious reconciliation of Saint Pope John Paul II
January 2005, PTWF organized the largest Jewish audience in history to meet privately with Pope John Paul II, to thank him for his great strides in religious reconciliation.
Pave the way foundation has been working with Reverend Richard Donahoe, Rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham Alabama. Father Donahoe was able to identify the availability of the Bodmer Papyrus. The Bodmer Papyrus is the oldest written version of the Gospels of St. John and St. Luke and contains the oldest written version of the Lord's Prayer which was written sometime between 175 and 225 AD.
Jewish gift to the Vatican Library and the Franciscan Custody in Israel
PTWF was instrumental in"paving the way" for the digitizing of priceless manuscripts from the Vatican Library and from the Franciscan Custody in Israel. This wonderful gift for archiving and worldwide education was made through a Jewish Foundation.
This gift was made through the generosity of the George S. Blumenthal Foundation. State of the art techniques in digital photography by famed Israeli photographer Ardon Bar-Hama were made possible through this wonderful gift of technology towards education.
In our quest to increase tourism to the Holy Land and to Israel, we had discovered one problem was the opinion of the abrupt security measures at Ben Gurion Airport. Many Christian clergy have complained that they felt a negative sense when they would undergo the questioning at the airport. No one questions the necessary security measures but it is the way the questions were asked.
Pave the Way Foundation co-sponsored this exhibit with the Center for Interreligious Understanding and the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Pave the Way Foundation is sponsoring a series of educational lectures by Rabbi Abraham Kiss and Rabbi Bennett Herman, advisors to PTWF.
Recently, The Vatican lifted the ban of excommunication to the Society of Pius X, an ultra right wing group and the four illicitly ordained Bishops. The Bishops, had been ordained by the breakaway Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Archbishop Lefebvre split with the Vatican for a number of reasons one of which was the action of the Second Vatican Councils' adapting and passing Nostra Aetate.
Meet and Greet in Israel
PTWF sponsors casual meet and greet in Jerusalem where Israelis and Catholic leaders can meet in a social setting in order to discuss common issues.
On May 27th, 2006, Gary Krupp, President of Pave the Way Foundation along with the Board and advisors and special guests and contributors, presented a special sculpture representing a monument to be placed in Poland, the homeland of Pope John Paul II. This event was held at a papal dedication ceremony in Wadowice. Poland, the birth place of Pope John Paul II.
Pave the Way sponsored and participated in a seminar conference on Long Island, with the cooperation of the South East Nassau Synagogue Enterprise (SENSE) and the Diocese of Rockville Centre. We will brought guest speakers from Rome and Jerusalem to discuss Catholic Jewish relations and the relations between the State of Israel and the Holy See. We educated the audience to the importance of maintaining the momentum of the reconciliation.
As a result of meetings arranged by Pave the Way between the Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Israeli Consul General, a conference was held at the Seminary in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, to teach the theological justification for modern Israel.
Documentary on the Words and Spirit of the Alexandria Declaration
As enlightened and peace loving peoples of all faiths, we have a responsibility to work against those forces that would commit violence while invoking the name of God. Through the efforts of our foundation, and with an initiative, such as this documentary, we hope to give a voice to the quiet majority of peace loving religious faithful worldwide. As we see daily headlines of acts of terrorism and ongoing investigations into terrorist threats, we have made a significant observation. The efforts of well meaning governments need to be directed towards the effects of terrorism rather then cause.
Pave the Way Foundation interacts with every "positive" belief and religion to engage them in the notion we must return to the message rather than the method of religion
Throughout history the common element that has been used to further separate us, in a spiritual sense, was the notion that I know how to pray better then you or the almighty listens to me and not you or you are part of a cult not a religion. This reality is the means that has caused the separation of churches and the splintering of the religious within each faith.