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 programs.
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 Pal link below to Donate.
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
“ 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
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
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.