NOA Project | Channeling the power of interfaith relations in France   - World Jewish Congress

NOA Project | Channeling the power of interfaith relations in France  

NOA Project | Channeling the power of interfaith relations in France    

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Networks Overcoming Antisemitism (NOA), a unique coalition of major Jewish organizations including the World Jewish Congress, is promoting the work of Emouna, a France-based organization that builds meaningful relationships among leaders of different faith groups.  

The organization, which launched in 2016, was founded by Rabbi Pauline Bebe and several other faith leaders. During the nine-month program, participants will tackle difficult issues, as well as discuss challenges religious leaders face; the goal of these conversations and programs is to reach mutual understanding and respect.  

Rabbi Bebe, who works with the European Union of Progressive Judaism, credits her dedication to interfaith relations to her family, saying, “Christians saved my family during the Holocaust and my parents raised an environment of openness and tolerance.”   

The program was founded shortly after the  November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and has garnered the support of the prestigious Paris Institute of Political Studies. The program has over 200 graduates and is expanding into Belgium and the Netherlands.  

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