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RAC Interfaith Issues Block

Interfaith Issues

Read the latest updates and learn more about interfaith issues through a Reform Jewish perspective. 

Interfaith Issues

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Interfaith Affairs

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Interfaith Affairs

Rachel Laser: We Must Fight Discrimination Against Sikhs
Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

On Monday, RAC Deputy Director Rachel Laser spoke at a press conference announcing the National Sikh Campaign’s (NSC) report on “What Americans Know and What Americans Need to Know.” NSC was created to fight the stereotypes and discrimination that Sikh Americans face in society today by “[highlighting] the Sikh community’s contributions to American society; [creating] […]

In Mourning for France, Reminded of the Importance of Religious Freedom
Posted on Friday January 16, 2015

On Tuesday night, many in the Washington, D.C. community — myself among them — gathered at Adas Israel Congregation for an event convened by AJC (and cosponsored by the Religious Action Center) in solidarity and remembrance with the People of France and the Jewish Community. It was a beautiful event, including speakers such as Jason […]

Celebrating What Really Matters in December
Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

I get asked a lot if I’m “half.” Often, people are referring to my mixed Caucasian and Asian American heritage, their curiosity sparked by my Korean last name on my Jewish business card or by whatever other seeming tip arises on a given day. Other times, particularly as the holidays overlap in December and my […]

Reform Movement Clergy Join Interfaith Letter Asking for Voter Protection
Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

This midterm election, only 36.4 percent of the voting eligible population cast ballots. The disappointing turnout is not surprising- midterm election turnout has been declining and is always lower than presidential elections. But, this year is particularly troubling because of the disenfranchisement that occurred across the country. Fourteen states faced new voting restrictions this election […]