He has worked in promoting dialogue between different faiths. Successes in this area include:
- Relocating a Roman Catholic convent at Auschwitz
- Organising the first papal visit to a synagogue in 1986
- Negotiating the Vatican's recognition of the state of Israel
He established the Sternberg Foundation in 1968 and was one of the co-founders of the Three Faiths Forum. He was the founding Chairman of CRU Group. Sternberg is currently Life President of the Movement for Reform Judaism.
He is chairman of the Sternberg Interfaith Gold Medallion.
Honours and awards
In November 2005, Sternberg was promoted to the highest rank within the Royal Order of Francis I to the grade of Knight Grand Cross (GCFO), this in recognition of his contributions to furthering the interfaith activities of the British and Irish Delegation.
- Association Members – official website of the Association of Papal Orders in Great Britain of Pius IX, Saint Gregory and Saint Sylvester
- Who's who: Sir Sigmund Sternberg, President – website of Movement for Reform Judaism
- Previous price winners – website of the Templeton Prize
- Interfaith leader Sir Sigmund Sternberg promoted to the highest rank within the Royal Order of Francis I – official website of the Grand Magistral Delegation for Inter-Religious Relations
- 2008 Award – official website of FIRST Magazine
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