Pave The Way Foundation has embarked upon a project, dubbed iPave, which organizes high school and college students to examine and verify the accuracy of news reporting worldwide. iPave aims to prevent conflict and violence created by correct media inaccuracies.
Pave the Way Foundation (PTWF), a New York-based, nonsectarian organization whose mission is to bring about peace through positive inter-religious gestures and to educate the everyday person, announces the formation of iPave, an organization of high school and college students who are tasked with verifying and reporting statements and news reports worldwide. iPave will correct inaccuracies of media reporting that could otherwise cause misunderstandings, conflict and violence.
“The role which the media plays is primary with regards to international conflicts,” Gary Krupp, Founder of Pave the Way Foundation stated. “We have been working for some time to launch iPave, wherein we hope to harness the energy of today’s youth and empower them to recognize the intentional use of biased, unbalanced reporting to fuel further confrontation.”
Pave the Way Foundation applauds the recent efforts of the Muslim community and Dr. Mehmet Gormez in support of re-opening the Greek Orthodox Halki Seminary in Istanbul, Turkey.
Pave the Way Foundation (PTWF) applauds the recent efforts of the Muslim community, especially that of Dr. Mehmet Gormez, Head of the Religious Affairs Directorate, the highest religious authority in Turkey, in speaking out in favor of re-opening the Halki Seminary in Turkey. On July 5, 2012, Dr. Mehmet Gormez, made an historic visit to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, and declared his support for reopening the Halki Seminary in the name of Islam.
In 1971, the Turkish government closed the Halki seminary, which is the oldest and most important religious education institution in the Orthodox Church. This followed earlier Turkish Government decrees requiring that the Patriarch must be a Turkish citizen, creating a grave crisis for the Christian Orthodox Church affecting more than 300 million Christian Orthodox faithful (the second largest Christian denomination in the world). Even after Dr. Gormez' historic visit, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ reportedly stated that reopening Istanbul's Halki Greek Orthodox Seminary is not on the agenda of the government right now.
The Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem announced that a placard regarding the actions of Pope Pius XII and the Vatican during the Holocaust has been updated.
New York July 3, 2012
Pave the Way Foundation (PTWF) commends the work of Yad Vashem’s scholars in their research and more accurate account of Pope Pius XII. On July 2nd, Yad Vashem announced that a placard describing the actions of Pope Pius XII has been replaced. The new placard is titled “The Vatican” and provides additional historic detail, softening what had previously been harsh criticism of the actions of Pope Pius XII himself. According to Yad Vashem’s press release, this update is based on new research, conducted in the last few years, based in part the opening of the Vatican archives through 1939.
Pave the Way Foundation is pleased with the changes Yad Vashem has made in the placard, in light of their review of the newly revealed documentation. We fully appreciate that further research is needed and that access to the closed section of the Vatican Secret Archives is needed before the researchers at Yad Vashem can render further opinion. We recognize their dedication to historic accuracy and comment their willingness to change the previously incorrect information on Pius XII, with the review of the newly revealed documentation currently available.
John Catsimatidis to receive Defense of Faith Award; Frank MacKay to receive Citizenship Award; Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin to receive Interreligious Dialogue Award, Jose Dominguez to receive Philanthropy Award
September 14, 2011, New York, NY - The Pave the Way Foundation announced today that the Gala Awards Dinner for this year's recipients will take place at the renowned Oheka Castle on November 14, 2011 in Huntington, NY, on Long Island’s famed Gold Coast.
This year four distinguished individuals will be honored for their outstanding achievements. John Catsimatidis, President, Chairman & CEO, Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods, will receive the Defense of Faith Award; Frank M. MacKay, Business Entrepreneur, Political Activist, Musician, Author, and National Chairman, The Independence Party of America, will receive the Citizenship Award; Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, International Educator, Speaker, Author; Chief Rabbi of Efrat, Israel; Founder of the Orh Torah Stone Educational Center, will receive the Interreligious Dialogue Award, and Jose Dominguez, Humanitarian, will receive the Philanthropy Award. Gala Co-Chairpersons are John (Nick) Drexel IV, Hon. Ambassador Patrick Theros, and Gary Melius. The Gala will bring together hundreds of prominent religious leaders, politicians, business, and civic leaders and celebrities from around the globe, including a live auction and performance by international Mezzo Soprano Ariana Chris, who sang at the televised Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Proceeds from the gala to benefit the mission of Pave the Way Foundation, Inc.