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More on the AJC’s Nostra Aetate Errand Boy, Con-Man, Malachi Martin

September 26, 2012
Malachi Martin received a fellowship from the Judaic gatekeepers of the Guggenheim foundation to write The Encounter in which he extolls post-Nostra Aetate Judaizing developments at the parish and school level.

The title page of Malachi Martin’s book, The Encounter states that he wrote the Judaizing book The Pilgrim under the alias “Michael Serafian”

“In New York’s Roman Catholic Parochial Schools a new course in Judaism and on the Jew in literature was planned for the autumn of 1968. The Sisters of Notra Dame de Sion and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations plan to sponsor jointly a series of two-week institutes on Judaism for Catholic educators. On January 21, 1968, sermons were preached in all 225 Roman Catholic parish churches in Brooklyn and Queens on the theme of ‘better understanding and charity towards our Jewish neighbors.’ Catholic Universities have inaugurated courses in Judaism given by resident or visiting rabbis. As a means to stem, influence, and destroy Roman Catholic Hebraeophobia, these measures are both necessary and good.” (Malachi Martin, The Encounter, p.376)

The title page of Martin’s book, The Encounter (see above) plainly reveals that Martin wrote an even more outrageous Judaizing book, The Pilgrim, under the pseudonym, Michael Serafian. The documents HERE plainly reveal the American ‘Jewish’ Committee’s financing of this book.

Also see:

More Documentation on AJC Agent, Malachi Martin

Why traffic in storybook depictions?

Clever pseudonyms, paid intelligence work and fabricated Papal Prayers

Rabbi Papal Knight David Rosen Honored at Boston Neocatechumenal Way Seminary Event

June 29, 2012

After the rabbi spoke, the seminarians of Redemptoris Mater sang “Shema Israel,” a song based on one of the most important [rabbinic] prayers [which in rabbinic Judaism denotes rejection of Christianity in general and the doctrines of the Trinity and Divinity of Christ in particular].

Rabbi David Rosen, International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee, addresses guests at the 3rd annual Redemptoris Mater Seminary Gala, held the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood June 24

NORWOOD — The work of bringing Catholics and Jews together remains incomplete but is progressing, according to Rabbi David Rosen, guest of honor at the Third Annual Gala Dinner supporting the Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary of Boston on June 24.

Boston’s Redemptoris Mater Seminary was erected by Cardinal O’Malley is 2006. The vocations of the Redemptoris Mater arise from the Neocatechumenal Way …

Rabbi Rosen is the International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee and Director of its Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding. He is also the former Chief Rabbi of Ireland [and former leader of the Orthodox Judaic community of apartheid South Africa].

He is a past chairman of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations and is also Honorary Advisor on Interfaith Relations to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He serves on its Commission for Interreligious Dialogue, and represents the Chief Rabbinate on the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land …

In November 2005 he was made a papal Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory the Great for his contribution to promoting Catholic-Jewish reconciliation.

“In Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the synagogue in Rome, and in his visit to the Holy Land, in showing respect to Israel’s highest elected officials as well as its religious representatives, Benedict has in fact internalized the structure or the form of these events into the very body of the institution of the papacy itself, and therefore has in fact taken John Paul’s [Judeo-Catholic] initiative to another level,” Rabbi Rosen said. He also pointed to unique opportunities to forward Jewish-Catholic reconciliation in the historical and social context of the United States …

But he said the traditions must be continued for younger generations.

“It is here that the role of educational and formation structures is so important, and where the work of the movements — in particular the Neocatechumenal Way — has become so critical,” he said.

The rabbi stressed the importance of the work of the movements and people that embraced “Nostra Aetate” beyond the importance of the declaration itself.

“As one of the most powerful of these Catholic movements, especially in the Spanish-speaking world, but indeed across the globe, the profound commitment of the Neocatechumenal Way to ensuring that the pathway of ‘Nostra Aetate’ becomes the highway of the Church is of inestimable importance,” Rabbi Rosen said.

After the rabbi spoke, the seminarians of Redemptoris Mater sang “Shema Israel,” a song based on one of the most important [rabbinic] prayers [which in rabbinic Judaism denotes rejection of Christianity in general and the doctrines of the Trinity and Divinity of Christ in particular], to honor the speaker and the message [that being David Rosen’s stated mission to change what Christians believe about the Pharisees who Jesus Christ called called “hypocrites; like whited sepulchers filled with dead men’s bones and all uncleaness” whose doctrines we should beware of] …(

Full article:

http://www.thebostonpilot.com/article2.asp?ID=14847

Also see:

Proud Pharisee of the ‘American’ ‘Jewish’ Committee Expects Catholic Submission to AJC Doctrine

The Pope’s Guest Pharisee Lies to Synod

Papal Rabbi-Knight David Rosen Wants to Change What Christians Believe About the Pharisees

Pope Benedict’s ‘Noahide Law’ Commission Mocks Victims of Talmudic Economics

Neocatechumenal Way Presents Holocaustian Symphony of Homage to Talmudic “Fathers in the Faith”

Neocatechumenal Way Presents Holocaustian Symphony of Homage to Talmudic "Fathers in the Faith"

May 3, 2012
Literally every religious claim below is rubbish intended to create false commonality between Jesus, the Bible, the Israelites and today’s talmudic ‘Jews’ where there is in fact complete opposition. Jesus never prayed to “Hashem,” a ridiculous, tribal, exclusivist contrivance which translates as “The Name.”  But this is the kind of madness that one would expect from ‘Catholics’ who call the rabbis of Talmud and Kabbalah “fathers in the faith.”

‘Traditional Catholics’ are wont to criticize the Neocatechumenal Way for its liturgical absurdities. Let us see what they have to say (nothing?) about this theologically and symbolically loaded symphony of race exultation in which Jesus’ mother is made to cry with ‘Jews’ of the Talmud (which teaches that her Son deserved to be executed) and “affirm” the “Shema Yisrael” which for centuries has connotated rejection of Christianity in general and specifically the Christian doctrines of the Trinity and Divinity of Christ.

Dear traditionalist reader, what we have here, consistent with the modern Catholic mockery of Auschwitz replacing Calvary, is Mary crying with ‘The Jews’ at the foot of the ‘gas chambers’ instead of crying for Jesus at the foot of the cross. Are you in ‘full communion’ with this outrageous mockery?

A Concert of Reconciliation


Catholic Group Honors Jews in Free Lincoln Center Event

Jonathan Mark – The Jewish Week

May 1, 2012

… The Neocatechumenal Way was founded in Spain, in large part, to further Catholic spiritual renewal and solidify the relationship with Jews. The group, now with more than 80 seminaries around the world and a major center in Israel’s Galilee, is presenting a free symphonic concert in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall (May 8 at 8 p.m.), billed as a “musical gift to the Jewish people.” (Advance registration required, by calling [201] 998-9469).

The symphony, entitled “The Suffering of the Innocents,” is being presented as an homage and prayer to Holocaust victims in particular, viewed through a Catholic prism of Mary crying and united with Jewish mothers in the concentration camps, affirming “Shema Yisrael.” The elaborate piece — for 100 musicians and 80 choral singers — was composed by the movement’s founder, Kiko Arguello, a painter and theologian, who has stated that his symphony is being offered “as a bridge of love and reconciliation.

“We act according to the last wishes for Pope John Paul II. We remember that the roots of Christianity are in Judaism and that since the beginning, God made Israel the chosen people.”

The concert has been endorsed by representatives of numerous Jewish organizations, including the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League [of B’nai B’rith], the New York Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Community Relations Council, as well as Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, and Haim Gutin of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. After the performance of the symphony, [Papal Knight] Rabbi David Rosen, the AJC’s director of interreligious relations, is scheduled to lead a memorial prayer for the victims of the Shoah, prior to a collective recitation of “Shema.”

[‘Holocaust’ Dispensationalist Theologian] Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg told The Jewish Week that The Neocatechumenal Way is “primarily a lay inspiration group that has done no missionary work and has no missionary interest. They speak about Israel like the Evangelicals do, that the Jews are ‘God’s people.’ And Israel is ‘God’s Promised Land.’ They specialize in a respectful attempt to help Catholics better appreciate the Jewish people and the Jewish religion, as well as raising an awareness of how much the Jews have suffered, including from Christians.

“In fact, one of the highlights of their programs, including the one they’re about to have in New York, is to get people to chant ‘Shema Yisroel, Hashem Elokeinu, Hashem Echad,’ in Hebrew. Partially it is, for them, the chanting of the prayer that Jesus said, and in part it is a powerful emotional statement about the Jews.”

Rabbi Greenberg added, “’The Suffering of the Innocents’ addresses the theological problem of suffering, often using Christian imagery, but also refers to the fact that the Jews are the classic example of innocent suffering. And just as God has a special love for the suffering innocent, so should Christians have a love for the Jewish people.

“It would be both impressive and a positive Jewish experience for Jews to be” at the Lincoln Center event, said Rabbi Greenberg. “And it is important for [the Neocatechumanals] to see that at least the Jewish establishment respects their work.”

Giuseppe Gennarini, of the Neocatechumenal leaders in the United States, told The Jewish Week that his movement aims at “rediscovery, and the first thing we discover in the faith is the Jewish roots, we discover the word of God, we discover Abraham, we discover the Exodus and the Passover. With rediscovery comes love. We are grateful to the Jews for what they have given to us, to help us know God.”

He prefers to think of Jews, not as an “elder brother,” as some Christians say, but as a “parent,” because in the Bible “there were so often difficulties between brothers, such as with Esau and Jacob, and Joseph and his brothers. So we say, not brothers, but you are our parent, our father in the faith.”

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new_york/concert_reconciliation

Proud Pharisee of the ‘American’ ‘Jewish’ Committee Expects Catholic Submission to AJC Doctrine

September 18, 2011

Rabbi David Rosen, who heads the American Jewish Committee’s interreligious affairs office and is a veteran of Catholic-Jewish dialogue, said he was worried about the Vatican’s gesture [towards the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X] and awaited further clarification.


“If ‘Nostra Aetate’ and ‘Lumen Gentium’ (another Vatican II document) are not considered fundamental doctrines of the Church, and it is possible to question them without challenging the authority of the church, then we (and not just Jewish-Catholic relations) are in for a very rough ride ahead,” he said in an email. (“Jews worried by Vatican gesture to traditionalists,” Nicole Winfield, Associated Press, September 16, 2011)

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/09/16/3916038/jews-worried-by-vatican-gesture.html

Rabbi David Rosen of the ‘American’ ‘Jewish’ Committee wants Catholics to submit to the Vatican II document, Nostra Aetate as if it was “fundamental doctrine of the Church” (on par with the Apostles’ Creed) because the ‘American’ ‘Jewish’ Committee, via Rabbi Abraham Heschel, co-wrote Nostra Aetate HERE.

In keeping with Jesus’ teaching of Matthew 16;6,11-12 to beware the doctrine of the Pharisees, I reject the doctrines of the AJC and Rabbi David Rosen who self-identifies as a proud Pharisee HERE and I pray that every Christian does the same.

The Pope’s Guest Pharisee Lies to Synod

October 13, 2010

The below is an outright lie. There is no guarantee of equality for Christians or any non-Judaic citizens under Israeli law which Israel Shahak described as, “a weird mixture of advanced democracy and retrogressive discrimination, combined with clumsy attempts to hide the discriminatory reality.” However, if Shahak was alive today, I believe his “advanced democracy” assessment would be tempered further by an acknowledgment of the ascendancy of racial supremacist Orthodox Judaism in the Israeli state.

According to Rabbi Rosen’s stated standard (which he apparently intends to be applied only to Arab nations), Israeli society is sick.

“The degree to which Christians enjoy civil and religious rights and liberties testifies to the health or infirmity of the respective societies in the Middle East,” said Rosen, adding that In Israel Christians “enjoy full franchise and equality before the law.”

Rabbi David Rosen (R), International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee and the Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding, speaks during the synod for the Middle East bishops in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano


Rabbi David Rosen only Jewish speaker at Vatican Special Synod on the Middle East

EJP – Oct 13, 2010

ROME (EJP)—Rabbi David Rosen, the American Jewish Committee’s international director of interreligious affairs, was Wednesday the only Jewish speaker at a two-week Vatican Special Synod of Catholic leaders on the Middle East.
In his speech, he outlined a Jewish perspective on the state of Christianity and Jewish-Christian relations in Israel.

While this is not the first time a rabbi adresses a Vatican Synod it is the first time a Jewish representative has been asked to address a topic of social and political concern and sensitivity, the AJC said.

Hailing the “blessed transformation” of the relationship between the two faiths over the past 50 years, Rosen stressed that the strongest Jewish-Christian relationships are in the United States.

“The U.S. boasts literally dozens of academic institutions for Christian-Jewish studies and relations, while there are perhaps only three in the rest of the world,” he said.

In contrast, a major hurdle to deepening mutual understanding is the lack of opportunities for Christian-Jewish interaction around the world.

“I confess to having been surprised to find Catholic clergy, and sometimes even hierarchy from some countries, not only ignorant about contemporary Judaism but often even about Nostra Aetate itself,” Rosen said.

At the same time, he noted what he called “widespread ignorance” about Christianity in the Jewish world, notably in Israel.

“Until recently most of Israeli society has been quite unaware of the profound changes in Catholic-Jewish relations,” said Rosen, though he acknowledged that “this situation has begun to alter significantly in the last decade.”

Rosen said the improvement was due firstly to Pope John Paul II’s visit in 2000, and, secondly, to the influx of Christians, part of the wave of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, that doubled the Christian population in Israel.

Initiatives have flourished with “dozens of bodies promoting interreligious encounter, dialogue and studies in Israel, and the Christian presence in these, which include Jews and Muslims in Israel, is disproportionate and highly significant,” said Rosen.

“The wellbeing of Christian communities in the Middle East is nothing less than a kind of barometer,” he said. “The degree to which Christians enjoy civil and religious rights and liberties testifies to the health or infirmity of the respective societies in the Middle East,” said Rosen, adding that In Israel Christians “enjoy full franchise and equality before the law.”

http://www.ejpress.org/article/week_at_a_glance_/46551

ADL Expands ‘Holocaust’ ‘Education’ Workshop

October 13, 2010

I’ve been warning of this assault on the minds of children since 2005 to a largely apathetic traditional Catholic movement. I hope traditional Catholics aren’t waiting for a sign from The Remnant, CFN, “the Fatima Priest,” Bishop Fellay and the rest of traditionalism’s leading lights as to the seriousness of this problem.

ADL revises annual Holocaust education programs

By Ryan Torok – Jewish Journal

Oct. 13, 2010

The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) annual Holocaust Education Workshop, which emphasizes Holocaust education in the classroom and will feature four sessions Nov. 3-10, will, for the first time, overlap with “Bearing Witness,” the organization’s long-running, three-day workshop for Catholic-school teachers, seminarians and priests, which takes place Nov. 7-9.

Attendees from the two programs will come together for an eight-hour intensive learning session Nov. 7 at American Jewish University, where topics will include the “History of Anti-Semitism,” “Guidelines and Methodologies for Teaching the Holocaust,” “History of the Holocaust” and “Israel and Modern Anti-Semitism.”

The last, a new addition to the workshop curriculum, examines the “linkage between what happened in the Holocaust and how Israel is perceived around the world now,” said ADL Pacific Southwest Regional Director Amanda Susskind.

Father Dennis McManus, a consultant on Catholic-Jewish affairs at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will speak at the “Bearing Witness” program, which, Susskind said, is “a program tailored to the Catholic-school experience.”

Its purpose, Susskind added, “is not just to teach about the Holocaust, but to teach about the miraculous change in the Catholic-Jewish relationship in the last 40 years.”

Father Alexei Smith, ecumenical and interreligious officer for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, said he hopes teachers don’t confuse the two ADL workshops as being in competition with each other.

“I’m a little afraid that one will outdo the other,” Smith said. “I know teachers, [and] they only have so much time to come to programs.”

Earlier this month, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in partnership with Loyola Marymount University (LMU), similarly revised its 10th annual Southern California Teacher Forum on Holocaust Education. Organizers for the program, which is held at LMU, for the first time developed the agenda with Catholic educators in mind.

http://www.jewishjournal.com/community/article/adl_revises_annual_holocaust_education_programs_20101013/

Also see:

Rabbis Preach Guilt in Catholic Schools

Catholic School Teachers Programmed to “Bear Witness” to Holocaustolatry

Chief Rabbis Ask Pope for Holocaust Studies Requirement in Catholic Schools

This is Rabbinic "Balance:" A Kosher-Slaughtered Gospel

July 2, 2010

Complete falsification of the Gospel is the aim of these Catholic and Rabbinic ideological and spiritual heirs of the Pharisees:

“Jesus understands himself completely as a Jew. He was never baptized, he never had a First Communion …” Stueckl told the AP at an interview in May. “Increasing awareness of this is very important to me.”

Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan, unto John, to be baptized by him … (Matt. 3;13-17)

And whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke: and gave to his disciples, and said: Take ye, and eat. This is my body … (Matt. 26;26-29)

AP INTERVIEW: Passion Play called more balanced

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER (AP) – 3 hours ago

BERLIN — The redo of Germany’s famous Oberammergau Passion Play apparently works.

A prominent American rabbi and the archbishop of New York said Friday that this year’s production is more balanced than in the past, after the director removed several stereotypes that had raised concerns of anti-Semitism.

New York’s Roman Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan and Rabbi Gary Greenebaum of the American Jewish Committee watched the play together Thursday in the Bavarian village where it has been performed for more than 400 years. They both told The Associated Press in separate phone interviews they agreed at a joint dinner during the play’s intermission that the show was more sensitive than previous performances.

The two religious leaders lauded the passion play’s director, Christian Stueckl, for his re-enactment of the suffering and last days of Jesus Christ.

“I have always been sensitive to Jewish concerns that the play could perpetuate the ancient and tragically unjust misunderstanding that the Jews are responsible for the killing of Jesus,” Dolan said. “But thanks to the courage of the directors, the villagers and the Jewish leaders, the script has gradually been renewed.”

Greenebaum said the American Jewish Committee and other Jewish groups had worked with the producers of the Oberammergau Passion Play since the 1970s to help them overcome anti-Jewish stereotypes. He said this year’s performance “is more balanced than ever before and we need to appreciate the tremendous efforts that have gone into it.”

The Alpine village of Oberammergau has performed the passion play for more than 400 years and it is considered the most famous one in the world. It is staged only every ten years, and roughly half of the village’s population — some 2,500 people — perform in it.

Changes to the performance, which began in 1633 to fulfill a promise the village made to God if he were to end the Black Plague, are always hotly debated.

In this year’s edition, Stueckl — who normally directs at Munich’s Volkstheater — has altered the script and staging of his third Oberammergau Passion Play to make even clearer that the Jews at the time could not be held responsible for the killing of Jesus.

Stueckl has also highlighted the Jews’ oppression by the Romans, making Pontius Pilate a more provocative character, and clearly showing Jesus’ Jewish roots.

“Jesus understands himself completely as a Jew. He was never baptized, he never had a First Communion, but he celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at 12 and died as a Jew on the cross,” Stueckl told the AP at an interview in May. “Increasing awareness of this is very important to me.”

Greenebaum and Dolan, who went backstage before the play to chat with the actors, discussed the five-hour-long play over dinner during its three-hour intermission, then continued their talks for two more hours.

They are both involved in interreligious dialogue in the United States. Dolan is the co-chair of the Catholic-Jewish relationship for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Greenebaum is the U.S. director of interreligious relations for the American Jewish Committee, an advocacy group based in New York.

Still, they said some concerns remained.

The depiction of Caiaphas — the Jewish high priest whose blame for Jesus’ crucifixion has long been debated by Jews and Christians — seemed to stick out.

“The high priest character is still the most difficult to watch for Jews,” said Greenebaum. “He does do things that could be seen as stereotypical.”

While not explicitly referring to Caiaphas, Dolan also said some scenes in the play still “may give impression that Jewish people at the time bear guilt with the crucifixion.”

However, this year’s production is a far cry from past performances, when Jew[ish Priests wore traditional Judaic pointed hats] and the Jewish crowd affirmed that Jesus’ “blood be upon us and upon our children.”

“The Oberammergau Passion Play is a paradigm for the friendship of Jews and Catholics, it has shown low points in their relation in the past, but now it has also become a sign of great progress,” Dolan said.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hA_xzesxvrIW54TCNo0SzN1MKh1gD9GMU95O0

Benedict Moves Kosher Bishop Thomas Wenski to Miami

April 20, 2010

See:

New Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski has strong ties to South Florida

Bishop Wenski is a board member of an organization called “Our Elder Brothers and Sisters.” The president and CEO of this organization is a Judaic banker, Bernardo Benes.

Background on Bernardo Benes here:

Judaic Lawyer/Banker “Altering Curriculum of Catholic Schools”

Rabbi David Rosen Honored by QEII

January 4, 2010

Queen Elizabeth Names AJC’s Rabbi David Rosen Commander of British Empire

January 3, 2010 – New York – Rabbi David Rosen, AJC’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs, has been awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in her prestigious New Years honors list.

The CBE, one of Great Britain’s highest honors, was given to Rabbi Rosen in recognition of his interfaith relations work in the Middle East, and between the UK and Israel. He is the first Orthodox rabbi to receive the CBE.

“I feel very honored,” said the British-born Rabbi Rosen from his home in Jerusalem. “It’s not just a personal tribute but to all those before me and with me who work to promote a better world through deeper understanding and cooperation between religions.”

In addition to his role at AJC, where he also serves as Director of the Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding, Rabbi Rosen is an Honorary Advisor on Interfaith Relations to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He also was a member of the permanent Bilateral Commission of the State of Israel and the Holy See that established bilateral relations between Israel and the Vatican.

In November 2005, Rabbi Rosen was named by Pope Benedict XVI a Papal Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great for his outstanding contributions to promoting Catholic-Jewish reconciliation. It was the first time this Vatican honor was given to an Orthodox rabbi.

“All of us at AJC are delighted that the Queen has recognized Rabbi Rosen’s achievements in advancing international interfaith understanding,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. “Wherever Rabbi Rosen travels, and he does so extensively, he engages those who aspire to a world where religion is seen as a force for good, not evil.”

Among his other path-breaking interreligious initiatives on behalf of AJC, last year Rabbi Rosen hosted at AJC headquarters in New York a major international Hindu-Jewish Summit, further deepening ties between the two faith groups. He also was key to the first visit to Israel, in 2007, of Muslim leadership from India.

http://www.ajc.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=ijITI2PHKoG&b=2818295&content_id={E1B45621-5F1D-4BF6-A62F-134DE8C87F48}&notoc=1

also see:


Benedict Praises “Noahide Law” Commission

Religious Leaders are Playing a Game

Another ‘Catholic’ Rabbi Heschel Puff Piece

September 15, 2009

Please offer your well-reasoned comments, here:

The Binding of Isaac

Background on Heschel here:

Vatican II Kabbalist Sage, Rabbi Abraham Heschel: “I Want to Attack Their Souls”

Vatican Cover-Up of Rabbi Heschel Duplicity

More Documentation on AJC Agent, Malachi Martin

Kabbalist Vatican II, “Civil Rights” Change Agent Honored