October 22, 2014 · 28 Tishrei

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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.

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To learn more, contact Senior Legislative Assistant Claire Shimberg at (202) 387-2800 or visit the following web sites and resources:

  • RAC Sudan Issue Page
  • United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
    Established by United States law, CIRF is comprised of ten commissioners and a full time staff that collectively research and offer policy recommendations to the U.S. government on religious persecution world-wide.
  • Center for Religious Freedom
    Since its inception in 1986, the Center, under the directorship of human rights lawyer Nina Shea, has reported on the religious persecution of individuals and groups abroad, and undertaken advocacy on their behalf in the media, Congress, State Department and White House.
  • Newsroom
    Designed to help editors, journalists and decision makers cover the religious dimension to news, Newsroom offers story leads, reports, analysis, commentary and local contacts drawn from a global network of news agencies, reporters and scholars.
  • Annual State Department Report on International Religious Freedom
    This site offers a detailed analysis of religious persecution in countries around the world.
  • Human Rights Watch
    Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world by standing with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice.


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