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Home :: News :: June 18, 2006 - US President George W. Bush Discusses "Road-Map to World Peace" Based on Seven Universal Bnei Noah Laws

June 18, 2006 - US President George W. Bush Discusses "Road-Map to World Peace" Based on Seven Universal Bnei Noah Laws

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One thousand religious leaders and pastors gathered together with President George W. Bush and his staff from the White House Office of faith based and community initiatives. During the historical meeting the president and the representatives from different religions discussed methods to search for a better understanding between varied cultures and philosophies in order to improve the life of all people.

Among the religious leaders was rabbi Yakov Cohen who represented the worldwide Institute of Noahide Code, an organization dedicated to promote the Noahide Code of Seven Universal Bnei Noah Laws. Rabbi Cohen presented the "Road-Map to World Peace", explaining that the Bnei Noah Laws will unite all of mankind.

The Seven Bnei Noah Laws date back to the time of Noah and is the oldest code of laws in existence. They precede the development of all faiths. Since these are universal laws that prohibit murder, cruelty to animals, sexual misconduct and other universal ethic values they are common and affect all mankind. These laws can be shared by all people from all walks of life.

People need to be aware of the importance of moral and ethical behavior. The problems and challenges we encounter in society are obvious, but we need to educate people that there is a possible solution. Education promotes greater involvement, lack of education causes less involvement.

Following a meeting with the president Rabbi Cohen said:

- The president was very supportive and responsive to the message we are trying to get across.

He also added we are urging leaders to become more involved in the moral and ethical issues of our society.

In the past moral and ethical values were passed on to children through family and tradition, but now more and more we need the involve schools and communities to get involved to compensate for the breakdown of family structure and traditional beliefs.

People of influence should use their talent and skill in communication to educate and nurture the young generation to understand the time-tested values and ethics that have kept people together and societies healthy. If people were more conscious of a supreme G-d, mass crimes, atrocities and acts of terror would not happen.

Rabbi Cohen who directs the Institute of Noahide Code stated that the Jewish people were charged with the mission to educate mankind and be a light onto the nations by promoting the observance of the Seven Bnei Noah Laws among all mankind.

- We are presently living through a unique and favorable moment in history. The information age and advanced breakthroughs in technology affords us the tremendous opportunity to widely communicate the knowledge and observance of these laws. - Rabbi Cohen said.

Other religious leaders added that the religious tolerance of today and the trend towards greater democracy and freedom have created the perfect environment and provided a window of opportunity for the global acceptance of this universal code. It is by adherence to these laws, which are in and of themselves an expression of Divine goodness, which all mankind could unite and be bound by a common moral responsibility to their Creator. When humanity is unified by its highest common denominator, genuine peace and harmony will flourish throughout the world.

Despite the daunting challenge we must remember that a little light could dispel and illuminate a lot of darkness and the darkness will offer no resistance as it melts before the light. The obvious reason being that light is the substance while darkness is merely the void.

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