Following the UAE’s strategic vision in spreading tolerance worldwide by forming the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, based in the UAE, the committee announced a new member, Rabbi Bruce Lustig, who joins a multi-religious, vibrant and culturally diverse committee aimed at spreading peace, tolerance and coexistence around the world.
Upon his inclusion in the committee, Rabbi Bruce Lustig expressed his gratitude and happiness to Pope Francis the Pope of the Catholic Church and Dr Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, for their support and encouragement of the committee’s work, and their sincere efforts to achieve the sacred mission of the Document of Human Fraternity.
"It was my hope that such an event would be a watershed moment to bring new opportunities for building bridges between religious leaders and communities as well as to foster Peace and Harmony in our fractured world," Rabbi Bruce Lustig said.
"I am honoured to join such esteemed individuals working to champion love over hate, justice over injustice, and faith over fear,” he added.
“May God give each of us the strength and the courage to bring harmony, hope, justice, and love into our fractured world as envisioned in the Human Fraternity Declaration and as demanded by our common faith in God," he concluded.
Rabbi Bruce Lustig is a Senior Rabbi at Washington Hebrew Congregation, where he has served for more than 25 years, leading over 2,800 family gatherings, as well as holding various leadership roles in local and international Jewish communities.
Rabbi Bruce Lustig is a committed social activist and organised the first Abrahamic summit bringing together Christian, Jews and Muslims in the United States following the 9/11 attacks.
The High Committee was formed last month to achieve the objectives of the Human Fraternity Document, through the development of an operational framework.
It will draft, carry out and oversee plans to put the goals of the document in place and meet religious leaders, heads of international organisations and others to support and spread the document’s message.