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September 17, 1988 | From Times wire service reports
President Reagan has appointed Rabbi Arthur Schneier of New York as an alternate U.S. representative to the U.N. General Assembly. Schneier heads the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith organization working for religious freedom around the world.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1988 | From Times wire service reports
President Reagan has appointed Rabbi Arthur Schneier of New York as an alternate U.S. representative to the U.N. General Assembly. Schneier heads the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith organization working for religious freedom around the world.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1988 | Associated Press
Termed the first such direct shipment from this country to the Soviet Union, 2 tons of kosher food and other Passover supplies were sent by Manhattan's Park East Synagogue in Moscow. Rabbi Arthur Schneier, leader of the Manhattan synagogue and president of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, worked out plans for the shipment with Soviet officials in January.
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April 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
During his first papal trip to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI will visit a synagogue led by a rabbi who survived the Holocaust, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said. Benedict will make a brief stop April 18 at Manhattan's Park East Synagogue, whose leader, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, lived under Nazi occupation in Budapest.
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January 26, 1991
Synagogues and mosques around the nation approached their SABBATHS under a heightened STATE OF ALERT. Security efforts were boosted as leaders sought to assure worshipers. "You can have many armed guards but if there is anxiety in the minds of the people, they will still stay away," said Rabbi Arthur Schneier of Park East Synagogue in New York. Abdul Rahman Raja, president of the Islamic Center of Kansas City, said: "We are concerned for our congregation because there have been verbal threats. .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1998 | Associated Press
A visit to China by American religious leaders, including a Roman Catholic archbishop, did not make progress on restoring ties between the Vatican and the Communist country, a Holy See diplomat said Thursday. "Normalization is not yet a priority" for China, said Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican secretary for relations with states. "We can't speak of any concrete initiatives," said Tauran. "There is not much positive in that we haven't seen anything concrete on the table."
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February 22, 1998 | From Reuters
Three U.S. religious leaders said Saturday that they are confident Chinese authorities will soon provide them with detailed information about people allegedly persecuted for their religious beliefs. The clerics, appointed by President Clinton, a week and a half ago handed their Chinese hosts a list of 30 believers reported to have been jailed in China, and asked for details of charges against the prisoners and their welfare.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1989 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
The newly benevolent view of religion in the Soviet Union, part of that country's democratic reforms, was reaffirmed recently at Western religious conferences and at an unprecedented meeting of World Council of Churches leaders in Moscow. A long-awaited proposal for a Soviet law on freedom of conscience is scheduled to be debated next month by the Supreme Soviet, the national legislature, according to the New York-based Appeal of Conscience Foundation headed by Rabbi Arthur Schneier.
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March 19, 1998 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three leading American clergymen back from a three-week investigation of religious freedom in China reported guarded hope Wednesday that authorities will begin easing restrictions on worship as a result of the clerics' talks with President Jiang Zemin and other senior officials. They cited no immediate results of their February visit but stressed the unprecedented and candid nature of their discussions with the Chinese leadership.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1992 | From Associated Press
Pursuit of money, often portrayed as a distraction to faith, appears to be helping it in China. Moreover, religion and the economy seem on the upswing there. These impressions were brought back last week from a 12-day visit to China by a delegation of the interfaith Appeal of Conscience Foundation. Its president, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, said China's new openness to investment has had a "positive impact on the religious communities."
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August 24, 1991 | GEORGE W. CORNELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Amid the swift currents of change in the Soviet Union this week, experts said they were confident that gains in religious freedom made during the leadership of Mikhail S. Gorbachev would not be easily lost. Communist atheism no longer holds the Soviet people's trust and thus cannot be pushed on them to take the place of religion, said Rabbi Arthur Schneier, president of the interfaith Appeal of Conscience Foundation.
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