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From April 30 to May 2, 2017, Reform Jews from across North America will travel to Washington, D.C. for Consultation on Conscience, a conference dedicated to learning about and acting upon the most pressing social justice issues facing our nation today. Among those is America’s broken immigration system and the need to protect the millions of undocumented immigrants currently facing deportation.

The U.S. immigration system is...

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This piece is a part of the RAC Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) blog series.

There is a great deal of work that must be done in order to bring proper attention to the epidemic that is sexual assault. We have seen grassroots advocacy in grade schools and on college campuses, where students have become activists in the fight for survivors’ rights in...

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As we continue in our pursuit of racial justice, it is important to both reflect on the work ahead of us and the legacy left behind by the leaders and movements that have already made significant changes. While the civil rights movement of the 1960s has been memorialized in films, through special events, commemorative events, museums and actual memorials, it is essential that we continue to tell the story of those who made great strides in the ongoing work to end racial discrimination.

Representative John Lewis, who was a leader in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating committee and...

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The Sage Hillel famously challenges us with the questions, “If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” (Pirkei Avot 1:14). The challenge posed by malaria is an apt reflection issue-wise of these questions, although they become even harder to answer in the context of malaria. This disease, caused a single mosquito bite, is highly deadly and 100% preventable. The urgency to address this global health challenge is even greater when we consider that it impacts some of the world's most vulnerable people. In 2015 alone, 429,000 people...

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Interfaith Rally for Criminal Justice Reform

As Reform Jews from across North America converge on Washington, D.C. for the Consultation on Conscience from April 30 to May 2, we will be learning about and acting to address the most pressing social justice issues our society is facing today. Among those is America’s broken criminal justice system, rife with racial disparities and strained by the high costs of mass incarceration.

At Consultation, we will learn from experts racial justice issues, including the criminal justice system. The Sunday evening...

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