On December 15th, 2022, the Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Archpriest Igor Vyzhanov met with the founder and president of the Call of Conscience Foundation, Rabbi Arthur Schneier.
Established in 1965 to promote dialogue and good relations among traditional world religions, the Foundation is one of the most famous and influential interfaith organizations in the United States. Accompanying Fr. Igor was the Vice-Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Priest Mark Rashkov. Attending the meeting were Rabbi Elchanan Poupko, Interim Assistant Rabbi Rabbi and Rabbi Caleb Fischer, Director of Development at the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School.
During the conversation, a wide range of issues of mutual interest were discussed. Father Igor, in particular, spoke about how the Russian Orthodox Church carries out its ministry under the current difficulties that we are faced with today as well as about the current state of inter-Orthodox and inter-religious relations. Rabbi Arthur welcomed Fr. Igor and wished him success in his new obedience and role in the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA.