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The Foreigner Norwegian Jew wins Christian reach-out prize. Norske kirkeakademier gives Anne Sender its annual award for her work at building dialogue between different religious communities. The Lutheran/Catholic forum for dialogue between the church, culture and society, says the prizewinner “has focused on building dialogue and understanding between different religious groups.” “She is fundamentally concerned with human rights and religious dialogue,” they add, highlighting her views regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict contributed to their decision.

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Norwegian Jew wins Christian reach-out prize

Published on Tuesday, 5th March, 2013 at 07:43 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Norske kirkeakademier gives Anne Sender its annual award for her work at building dialogue between different religious communities.



The Lutheran/Catholic forum for dialogue between the church, culture and society, says the prizewinner “has focused on building dialogue and understanding between different religious groups.”

“She is fundamentally concerned with human rights and religious dialogue,” they add, highlighting her views regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict contributed to their decision.

Anne Sender, Oslo Jewish Community’s former spokesperson, spent three months living on the West Bank in 2012.

“The worst-affected Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the West Bank are pawns in a game coming from the political conflict. They are neither addressed by Palestinian or Israeli authorities, and end up between a rock and a hard place - where randomness reigns. The result is suffering for both people and individuals,” she told Christian newspaper Vårt Land then.

Anne Sender then participated in an Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme – an international programme under the auspices of the World Council of Churches – trip to the West Bank, which according to Norske kirkeakademier was a natural development of her view on the conflict.

“She has written publicly about her impressions and experiences following this. She also highlighted the suffering that has been inflicted on [these Palestinians] in this political conflict, and participated in a balanced and open debate about Israel and the Palestinian Authority's role," the organisation writes.

According to Vårt Land, Anne Sender describes herself as an ardent Zionist a so-termed ‘Israel-venn’ (friend of Israel) who has worked against anti-Semitism all her life.



Published on Tuesday, 5th March, 2013 at 07:43 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

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