The newly renamed Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values (former the Jewish Institute for Human Values) created by Earth Charter Commissioner Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp, launches its new website, which can be visited at www.soetendorpinstitute.org.
The website not only describes the wide range of activities in which the Institute engages both on its own and through a variety of partnerships, but also offers individuals and organizations information about how they too can engage in the process of creating a better future for all.
“Our website is a call to all of humanity. Compassion and hope propel us to action,” said Rabbi Soetendorp, which is named in honor of his late father. “We are truly ‘one earth community with one common destiny’, as the Earth Charter holds. We are all called upon, every hour, every day, to mend and repair the world, to heed the cry of every single child, every human being, who suffers and to meet their basic needs, to make the world more just, sustainable and peaceful.”
The website states: “All activities of the Institute are geared to putting the Earth Charter into action and make its inspiring vision a felt reality in the Netherlands and throughout the world.”