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EDUCATION

Sponsoring international events, lectures and historic exhibits that encourage a scholarly approach to bringing the faithful together.

 

Major Event By the Pave the Way Foundation with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations on Remembering the Holocaust: The Documented Efforts of the Holy See and the Catholic Church to Save Lives.

November 29, 1945 Pope Pius XII met with a delegation of 80 Jewish survivors, who came to personally thank him for the Vatican's generosity and its efforts to save their lives during the war. The pope told the assembled group in 1945 "soon you will have a Jewish homeland." 

 

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The Armenian Genocide

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

The Armenian Genocide (Armenian: Հայոց ցեղասպանություն,[note 3] Hayots tseghaspanutyun), also known as the Armenian Holocaust,[9] was the Ottoman government's systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians,[note 2] mostly citizens within the Ottoman Empire.[10][11]

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Pope Pius XII

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 placed above a photo of WWII Pope Pius XII in the "Hall of Shame." There was international outcry to remove troubling remarks about the Church's supposed inaction during the Holocaust. PTWF was asked to help resolve this issue, which has plagued Jewish Catholic relations for the past 47 years.

On July 1, 2012, after six years of work to identify and post online 76,000 pages of documents, news articles, official published works, and videotaped, eye witness testimonials from survivors, Yad Vashem revised their controversial placard to reflect a more accurate and balanced view.  PTWF applauds this move towards historical accuracy, which Yad Vashem has clearly taken.

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Pave the Way Foundation Honors and Recognizes the Great Efforts Towards Religious Reconciliation Made By Saint Pope John Paul II

 

January 2005, PTWF organized the largest Jewish audience in history to meet privately with a sitting pope, John Paul II, to thank him for his great strides and leadership regarding religious reconciliation.

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The Bodmer Papyrus

Pave the way Foundation worked with Reverend Richard Donahoe, Rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham, Alabama on this project. Father Donahoe was able to identify the availability of the Bodmer Papyrus, which 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.

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Digitization of Priceless Manuscripts

Jewish gift to the Vatican Library and the Franciscan Custody in Israel

PTWF was instrumental in "paving the way" for the digitization of priceless manuscripts from the Vatican Library and from the Franciscan Custody in Israel. This archiving, for the purposes of worldwide access and education, was made possible through the generosity of the George S. Blumenthal Foundation. Expertise and state of the art techniques in digital photography by famed Israeli photographer Ardon Bar-Hama were used, and also made available through this gift.

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Israeli Airport Security Education

In our quest to increase tourism in the Holy Land and to Israel, we discovered that many Christian clergy were complaining about "abrupt" security measures taken at Ben Gurion Airport. Many expressed a negative sense when they underwent questioning at the airport, and felt somewhat violated when searched or questioned about their religious vestments. Certainly no one denies the necessity of strict security measures at Ben Gurion Airport, but the manner in which security personnel were treating Christian clergy needed to be addressed. 

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Exhibit of "A Blessing to One Another" Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People

Pave the Way Foundation co-sponsored this exhibit with the Center for Interreligious Understanding and the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

 

 

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Lecture Series "Islam and Judaism - Closer Than Further Away"

Pave the Way Foundation sponsored a series of educational lectures by Rabbi Abraham Kiss and Rabbi Bennett Herman, Advisors to Pave the Way Foundation.

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iPAVE ® An On-going Effort to Encourage Factual and Unbiased News Reporting

"iPAVE ®" is an organization of high school and college students who will be tasked with verifying and reporting international statements and news reports. iPAVE ® will correct inaccuracies when it can be discovered and proven that a story is rife with media generated agendas. When the public is fed erroneous information, the public will draw erroneous conclusions. This is a dangerous reality. It is up to the next generation to insist on accurate reporting. iPave® hopes to identify and engage these thoughtful, concerned students through social networking.

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Lifting the Ban of Excommunication by the Vatican

Recently, The Vatican lifted the ban of excommunication to the Society of Pius X, an ultra right wing group, and to its four illicitly ordained Bishops. The Bishops were ordained by the breakaway Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Archbishop Lefebvre split from the Vatican for a number of reasons, one of which was the action of the Second Vatican Council in adapting and passing Nostra Aetate.

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PTWF Initiates Catholic Jewish Events To Identify Common Concerns and Work Towards Solutions

Meet and Greet in Israel.

PTWF sponsors casual meet and greets in Jerusalem, where Israelis and Catholic leaders can meet in a social setting in order to discuss common issues.

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The Wadowice Project

On May 27th, 2006, Gary Krupp, President of Pave the Way Foundation, along with the Board of Directors and Advisors, special guests and contributors, presented a unique 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.

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SENSE Conference

Pave the Way sponsored and participated in a seminar/conference on Long Island, New York, with the cooperation of the South East Nassau Synagogue Enterprise (SENSE) and the Diocese of Rockville Centre. In attendance were guest speakers from Rome and Jerusalem, who discussed Catholic Jewish relations and the relations between the State of Israel and the Holy See. We educated the audience as to the importance of maintaining momentum in this reconciliation.

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Seminary Conference for Vatican Israeli Relations

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.

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The Alexandria Declaration Documentary

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 than the cause.

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Pave the Way Foundation Interacts with Every Religion and Belief System to Engage in the Notion that We Must Return to the "Message" Rather than the "Method" of Religion

Throughout history, one common element has been used to separate mankind in the spiritual sense. And that notion is: "I know how to pray better then you do" or "The Almighty listens to me and not you" or "You are part of a cult not a religion." This distressing reality has caused the separation of churches and the splintering of the religious within each faith.

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The Birmingham Project

Pave the way is initiating a most important future project of international learning and empowerment in Birmingham, Alabama, the first International Children's Conference on Religious Tolerance.

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Testimonials

"It is with affection that I greet the members of the Pave the Way Foundation and I thank Mr. Krupp for the
kind words which he has addressed to me on your behalf"
Pope John Paul II- January 18, 2005

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Awards

Jerusalem Medal from the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land

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