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Criminal Justice

marriage equality supporters outside the Supreme Court

As we look back on 2015, it may be easier to focus on the areas of our work where challenges still remain, especially as we think about our resolutions and goals for the next year.

Religious Action Center
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As 2015 winds to a close, we are thinking back on the year through a social justice lens.

Religious Action Center

I sat down at the conference table in Senator Collins's office and shared my experience with mass incarceration in my own city of Augusta, ME.

Rabbi Erica Asch

As the country turned its attention to the Thanksgiving holiday last week, you may have missed the news of a significant development in criminal justice reform at the state level.

Adam Waters

At the URJ’s Biennial conference, November 4-8, 2015, we unveiled the first steps of the Reform Movement’s racial just

Adam Waters

How often does your rabbi say in his or her High Holy Day sermon, “Take out your phones and make a call?”  Over the holiday season, that’s exactly what rabbis across California did.  Governor

Rabbi Ken Chasen

As the U.S. Supreme Court started its new term last week, national attention once again turned to the death penalty.

Adam Waters

A string of recent events, from growing numbers of Central American children migrants crossing

Adam Waters
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In a political climate marked by partisanship, it is too seldom that we see a willingness for elected officials to reach across the aisle on major national issues.

Adam Waters

As Jews all over the world observed the atonement rituals of Yom Kippur this week, I decided to dedicate my fast to the