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Reform Movement Expresses Concern Over Department of Justice’s Religious Liberty Memorandum

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2017

Reform Movement Expresses Concern Over Department of Justice’s Religious Liberty Memorandum

Remarks by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the 1000 Ministers March For Justice

For Immediate Release
August 28, 2017
 
 

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Remarks by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the 1000 Ministers March For Justice

Reform Movement Applauds Broad Ban on U.S. Sponsored Torture

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Jacob Kraus
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Washington, D.C., November 30, 2015 – In response to the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 last Wednesday, which includes a ban on the use of torture, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Applauds Broad Ban on U.S. Sponsored Torture

Rabbi Saperstein Honored by Dutch Embassy with Inaugural Anne Frank Award

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Barbara Weinstein
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Rabbi Saperstein Honored by Dutch Embassy with Inaugural Anne Frank Award

Reform Jewish Applauds Supreme Court Reversal on Guantanamo Detainees

Pelavin: The ability of individuals to challenge their detention in court is one of the most valued aspects of our judicial system and one that has been denied to Guantanamo detainees for far too long.

Contact: Sean Thibault or Cara Fisher
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Reform Jewish Applauds Supreme Court Reversal on Guantanamo Detainees

Congress Must Safeguard Civil Liberties: Reform Jewish Leader

Saperstein: Only through such oversight is our country able to gather the information that is vital to our national security while remaining faithful to the values that are at the core of what it means to be American – including the protection of civil liberties and opposition to unchecked government power.

Contact: Sean Thibault or Jonah Perlin
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Congress Must Safeguard Civil Liberties: Reform Jewish Leader

Texas Jewish Leaders Fight for Students' First Amendment Rights

 

Contact: Kate Bigam or Arielle Gingold
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AUSTIN, TX, Nov. 20, 2008 – Three Reform Jewish leaders testified yesterday before the Texas State Board of Education on proposed revisions to the state’s science curriculum.

 

Texas Jewish Leaders Fight for Students' First Amendment Rights

Urgent Need for Justice and Peaceful Resolution of Unrest in Ferguson

Weinstein: The challenges of racial divides and mistrust that afflict cities across the U.S. are a tragic emblem of how much work remains to be done to overcome divisions rooted in our nation’s history.

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Barbara Weinstein
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Washington, D.C., August 20, 2014 - In response to the unrest in Ferguson, MO, Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Urgent Need for Justice and Peaceful Resolution of Unrest in Ferguson

Buffer Zones Ruling Tips Scales Against Rights of Women

Contact: Sean Thibault or Sarah Greenberg
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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2014 -- In response to the Supreme Court's ruling today in McCullen v. Coakley, Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, released the following statement:

Buffer Zones Ruling Tips Scales Against Rights of Women

Published: 06/26/2014

Reform Movement Condemns Supreme Court Legislative Prayer Ruling: Greece V. Galloway

David Saperstein: "An individuals belief -or non-belief - ought not be a prerequisite to accessing the political process." 

Contact: Sean Thibault or Sarah Greenberg
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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 2014 - In response to the Supreme Courts ruling in Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Condemns Supreme Court Legislative Prayer Ruling: Greece V. Galloway