Embrace Foundation is a non-profit,
educational foundation set up to create
better understanding between people of
different religions, cultures, traditions and
Embrace Foundation works to bring leaders
and scholars of world-wide religions,
cultures and philosophies together by
sponsoring forums, seminars, lectures and
developing an international exchange
program. Embrace Foundation is particularly
concerned with reaching the world public
through the media.
Embrace Foundation is an all volunteer
organization. All donations go directly to
Embrace Foundation does not and has
never given permission to any outside
organization to solicit or receive
contributions on our behalf.
All donations should be made to Embrace
Foundation only via Paypal or by mail. All
donations are tax deductible. A receipt will
be emailed to you. Please click on the Pay
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Embrace encourages all who can do so, to
learn about other traditions and cultures by
traveling as “Grassroots Diplomats.” We
hope that people every where become life
long students of our world-wide humanity.
“ In every man there is something wherein I
may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil.”
CONTEMPT FOR ANOTHER HUMAN BEING IS THE RESULT OF FEAR GROUNDED IN IGNORANCE . . .
There has never been a prophet, saint, sage, messiah or world religious leader who has ever taught hatred as part of his or
her message. Embrace Foundation believes that the contempt for another human being, hatred and discrimination based in
difference of belief and culture, is the result of fear grounded in ignorance.
The power of the media to educate and change attitudes is indeed obvious in this day and age and the ability of forward
looking leaders of all religions to utilize this medium in a productive, unified way not only requires considerable funding but
continual onslaughts of unbiased information and education to the world public, via newspapers, magazines, public service
announcements on radio and television, Ad Council Advertising in buses and subways and more ingenious methods in
countries where the majority of the people are illiterate.
THE OBJECTIVE IS TO CREATE BETTER UNDERSTANDING ...
THROUGH EXPOSURE & EDUCATION
Secular attempts by religious organizations in the effort to expose injustices usually have little affect on the general public,
whether it is the Irish Catholics denouncing the discrimination of their Protestant counterparts or a Jewish organization
talking about the evils of anti-semitism. Both groups may raise more money from their own people, but nothing has really
effectively changed the problem.
Moreover, in many religions, the divergence between the sects is more bitter, than any differences they have with people of
a different faith altogether. Embrace offers one of the few opportunities for those who follow the essential teaching of a
world religious leader, prophet, saint, or messiah to find a common meeting ground.
EMBRACE FOUNDATION IS SUPPORTED BY LEADERS REPRESENTING RELIGIONS AROUND THE WORLD
It is with the support of scholars and religious leaders around the world that Embrace was founded in 1982. The Embrace
International Advisory & Lecture Board in 1985, sponsored the International Press Conference For Religious Peace at the
U.N. Church Center.
In a show of solidarity, representatives all the world religions spoke out in opposition to military and political leaders who use
the name of religion to sanctify themselves and to wage war. They called for the exercise of responsibility by the world
press in reporting stories where hostilities are occurring between people of different religions or cultures. Too often, the
media irresponsibly cites religious rather than political or economic interests as the reason for fighting taking place
around the world. Sensationalistic and simplistic reporting more often than not, exploits a situation fanning the flames of
anger and intolerance.
THERE IS NO IMMUNITY FROM ORGANIZED HATRED EXCEPT TO BROADEN PEOPLE'S MINDS SO THEY
CAN'T BE INDOCTRINATED
Embrace Foundation has produced 18 "Great Visions" educational television shows, where the viewer can witness first
time events, such as a dialogue between a Rabbi and a Buddhist monk, a discussion between Christian and Islamic
scholars . . . Visits by Hindu Swamis, Sikhs, Jains, Sufis..
POLITICS & RELIGION
Embrace Foundation is strictly a non-political organization.
HUMANITY IS FUNDAMENTALLY THE SAME ANYWHERE YOU GO IN THE WORLD
Individuals left to their own devices, generally manage to get along with one another. People to people, humanity is
fundamentally the same anywhere you go in the world. Everyone wants to have good health, an appropriate shelter, enough
food, love, freedom to believe in a philosophy or religion as he or she chooses and to live life in peace. To be happy is the
basic goal of all humankind.
Whether people pray to God, Yahweh, call out to Allah, meditate for Buddha-Consciousness, plea to Vishnu and so on, it is
all the same. The wishes, sorrows, hopes, fears of people everywhere have the same bond of humanity.
Today in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America, some of the most profoundly creative developments are occurring. Soon our colleagues and
friends in these parts of the world will be leading the way in "global thinking." Everyone in Embrace has long been concerned with protecting the cultural lifestyles,
religious/philosophical freedom and human rights of grassroots people in non-Western countries.. now we also must work to protect the human rights in the
Western Nations. This website includes articles of special interest to the all "thinking" people of the world but especially to those living in or interested in Africa,
Asia, the Middle East and Central/ South America.