Notre Dame de Terre
Building Faith in Peace
Notre Dame de Terre Sainte is a non-profit
association with international membership, founded in 2009 by Alexandre
Joudé. Currently co-headquartered in Rome and Paris, its purpose is
* Promote cultural and inter-religious dialogue, notably through
cultural and academic exchanges
* Preserve ancient and modern sites
sacred to the Christian, Muslim and Jewish religion
economically, morally and spiritually, the local Christian community in
the Holy Land
* Invite people all over the world to experience the
spiritual, cultural and historical treasures of the Holy Land
Notre Dame de Terre Sainte strongly supports and aims to
fulfill the commitment made by Pope Paul VI in his 1965 declaration
Nostra Aetate: "One is the community of all
peoples, one their origin, for God made the whole human race to live over
the face of the earth.(1) One also is their final goal, God. His
providence, His manifestations of goodness, His saving design extend to
all men (…) . The Church, therefore,
exhorts her sons, that through dialogue and collaboration with the
followers of other religions, carried out with prudence and love and in
witness to the Christian faith and life, they recognize, preserve and
promote the good things, spiritual and moral, as well as the
socio-cultural values found among these men.
(...)"this sacred synod urges all (…)
to work sincerely for mutual understanding and to preserve as well as to
promote together for the benefit of all mankind social justice and moral
welfare, as well as peace and freedom."
de Terre Sainte is promoting projects in line with its commitment to
dialogue and peace. Among others, it actively supports Notre Dame of
Jerusalem Center on grounds of their shared principles and
Cultural and inter-religious dialogue is
Notre Dame de Terre Sainte´s core commitment. Deeper
knowledge of the three monotheistic religions and better mutual
understanding is also a central aim of Notre Dame of Jerusalem
Center, considered by the Vatican as "a privileged place of
meeting and dialogue among religions, cultures, and peoples" (John
Paul II, Motu Proprio, 2004).
pilgrimages help deepen understanding of complex cultural,
religious and political contexts as those of the Middle East region today.
Notre Dame de Terre Sainte is actively promoting Notre
Dame of Jerusalem Center whose purpose, among others, is to
"provide hospitality to pilgrims coming from all over the world to
visit the Holy Land" (John Paul II, Motu Proprio, 2004).
The Christian community represents a religious
minority in Holy Land and more generally in the Middle East. Notre
Dame de Terre Sainte thus actively support projects and activities in
cooperation with the local Christian communities.
On the occasion of
its Annual Gala Dinner in Rome, Notre Dame de Terre
Sainte honors the top donor of the year with the Notre Dame de
Terre Sainte - Building Faith in Peace medal.
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