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A mans hands dropping a ballet into a ballot box with a Canadian flag in front

This year, Canada’s federal election will take place on October 21, at the same time as the holidays of Sh’mini

Dara Lithwick
Dome of a mosque with crescent symbol atop the roof; stars in the sky

Millions of Uyghur Muslims have been arrested or detained in China because of their religion and they are under constant watch.

Aaron Torop and Zoe Terner
Pointed roofs of a church and a synagogue with a cross atop one and a Star of David atop the other

Attacks on people of faith are animated by white supremacy and white nationalism, which are on the rise. Dismantling this system of hate “requires deep partnership across all communities affected.”

Aaron Torop
British police officers on the street

Just back from a 10-day State Department trip on countering violent extremism, it provided insights to help me process and confront such all-too-frequent tragedies.

Rabbi Sarah Bassin
Group photo aboard the S.S. Flandre in 1939

I cannot stay silent when I see what is happening to legitimate refugees coming to America for the same reason my family – and maybe yours – arrived.

Rabbi Edwin C. Goldberg

Earlier this month, the State Department issued its annual report on International Religious Freedom. The report tracks religious freedom – for religious majorities, minorities and non-believers – in 199 countries.

Sarah Greenberg

Here are some recommendations from the staff of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism for social justice-centric podcasts that came out in 2015. What are your recommendations?

The Staff of the Religious Action Center

The new International Religious Freedom report highlights the impacts of many non-state actors on suppressing religious practices and observances, and shares that the number of people who live in countries with restrictions on religious freedom increased in 2014.

Rachel Landman

June 15, 1215,is one of the most well-known days in Western history.

Sarah Greenberg

On Friday morning, President Obama spoke at the 63rd annual National Prayer Breakfast.

Claire Shimberg


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