International Issues

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The purpose of United States foreign policy is to create a more secure, prosperous, and democratic world for the benefit of the United States, its citizens, and allies. In an increasingly interdependent and rapidly changing world, international events affect every American. Successful U.S. international leadership is essential to security at home, better jobs and a higher standard of living, a healthier environment, safe travel and conduct of business abroad.

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Hold the Burmese Military Accountable for Ethnic Cleansing

Since August 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, and genocide in the Rakhine State, a region on the western border of Burma. 

Urge Congress to prevent Uyghur forced labor in China

Since 2017, the Chinese government has detained as many as 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang Province. The Uyghurs—as well as Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other Muslim minority groups—are subject to detention, forced labor, mass surveillance, involuntary sterilization, violation of religious liberty, and other human rights abuses.

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This Purim, Make Noise to Protest Modern-Day Hamans

February 22, 2021
We know that religious freedom is not a lesson from ancient stories, but an ongoing quest even today. While many of us are fighting antisemitism in our home countries, we are also in solidarity with the Rohingya people, who have been persecuted for decades.

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Human Trafficking Resources

Interfaith Toolkit: This interfaith resource on human trafficking is intended to be a starting point for faith communities around the country as they seek to educate themselves and take action during Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January.

Passover and Modern Slavery: This Passover, take time to remember that slavery didn’t end in Egypt as many people around the world are victims of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

Israel Resources

Get Out the Vote for the World Zionist Congress in your congregation

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