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Adult woman with children in a border detention center

We have witnessed traumatic cruelty in the U.S. recently. If witnessing it has been traumatic, we can only begin to imagine the pain of those who suffered it directly.

Rabbi David Stern
Ghostlike figure rising up out of fog as a man faces into dark woods

Evil never disappears. It just goes into hiding

David Stanley
Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Rev. Al Sharpton, and other faith leaders in McAllen, TX

It is a blessing to stand side by side with other rabbis, cantors, priests, imams, and pastors, to demonstrate our commitment to achieving a more just and compassionate immigration system.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Silhouette of a parent with his or her forehead touching that of a child

On Thursday, a group of 40 faith leaders traveled to McAllen, TX, where they met and bore witness to families who have crossed the border in search of a better future.

Kate Kaput
Two men, one holding a rose, shown from the neck down on their wedding day

Three years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriageEven as we celebrate this victory, there’s still much work to do.

Noah Fitzgerel
Martin Luther King statue

I joined the Poor People’s Campaign because I am answering the call of the One who calls me to act concerning the poor and disenfranchised.

Rabbi Lisa Bellows
People protesting at the US Capitol holding signs that says EVERYBODYS GOT A RIGHT TO LIVE

We cannot pretend that these enormous gains for the few are not creating massive suffering and dangerous resentment among the many. 

Rabbi Kenneth Chasen
A prison cell

Shavuot marks the end of the counting of the Omer, the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot. Many view the counting of the Omer as a spiritual and conscientious practice—but while the Reform Jewish community conscientiously counts through 49 days, we know that there are many who count days, weeks, and years as they serve time in the criminal justice system.

Rabbi Neil P.G. Hirsch
Hand holding yad and marking place in Torah scroll

As our thinking around social justice issues continues to grow, our words and actions evolve accordingly. However, the values driving our work stay the same.

Tracy Wolf
Black and white photo of a man's hand reaching out from the darkness

I had heard of the Rohingya people, but admittedly knew little about the depths of their suffering and the atrocities they were enduring.

Rabbi Charles K. Briskin

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