Human rights are in peril around the world and here in our own back yard. December 12-13 marks the anniversary of the United Nations’ passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Join Jewish groups in bringing light to these issues by holding a Human Rights Shabbat on that weekend or any other weekend of your choosing.
Many the ethnic, nationalist, and religious conflicts have been fought by warlords who have little interest in protecting citizens? basic rights. As a result, children are often viewed as potential soldiers and have been forced into combat units.
The URJ has called upon the U.S. and Canadian governments and state and provincial governments where appropriate to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The American Jewish community, and the Reform Movement specifically, historically have been major supporters of advocating human rights.