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International Religious Freedom

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International Religious Freedom

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: International Religious Freedom

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: International Religious Freedom

IRAC and the URJ Stand Together Against Hateful Attacks in Israel
Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

The Israel Religious Action Center has long brought our attention to the long, hard work that needs to be done to rid our Jewish homeland from violence, hate and discrimination. Unfortunately, IRAC was forced to remind us last week of just how much work there is to do. On Wednesday and Thursday, two religious buildings […]

Finding Hope for International Religious Freedom Amidst More Acts of Violence
Posted on Thursday February 19, 2015

The news from around the world has recently been filled with visible and violent instances of religiously-targeted violence. Just last week, as many as 250 gravestones were vandalized in a cemetery in Eastern France, an area that used to have a large Jewish population. The Jewish community in France has seen this as a reminder […]

Anti-Semitic Copenhagen Attacks Deplorable
Posted on Sunday February 15, 2015

Yesterday’s twin attacks in Copenhagen are a tragic reminder of the fragility of peace, security and pluralism. Our thoughts and prayers, of course, go out to the victims and their families. Rabbi Daniel H. Freelander, president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, issued a statement, saying: “The attacks in Copenhagen are an assault on […]

The Fight for Religious Freedom Continues On: Wise Words from the National Prayer Breakfast
Posted on Friday February 06, 2015

Yesterday, President Obama spoke at the 63rd annual National Prayer Breakfast. The breakfast was attended by legislators, officials and clergy, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama and our new Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Rabbi David Saperstein. The President spoke of the power of faith as an inspiration and unifying force, as well as the […]

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