Fresh Updates from RACBlog: International Religious Freedom
Magna Carta: A Great Legacy?
Posted on Monday June 15, 2015
June 15, 1215 is one of the most well-known days in Western history. 800 years ago today, in Runnymede, England, King John signed Magna Carta (the Great Charter), a nascent constitution/bill of rights for English nobility. Magna Carta maintains an almost legendary role in history, although only three of its many provisions are currently in […]
Plight of Rohingya Muslims is Call to Action to End Religious Persecution
Posted on Monday June 01, 2015
Today, a senior U.S. official called for Burma to give citizenship to Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing persecution in their historic homeland. The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority living in northern Rakhine State in western Burma. For decades, they have faced severe persecution and violence at the hands of the government. Burma’s 1982 Citizenship Law […]
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Faith Leaders Urge Action on Humanitarian Crisis Facing Rohingya Community
Posted on Thursday May 21, 2015
Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center, today joined with a diverse group of faith leaders calling on President Obama to take immediate action to address the Rohingan humanitarian crisis in Southeast Asia. The well-documented persecution of the Rohingya minority community in western Burma and the resulting refugee crisis in the region is […]
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