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International Religious Freedom

Rabbi Saperstein's Tribute to Rep. Frank Wolf

Statement of Rabbi David Saperstein
Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
Tribute to former Rep. Frank Wolf
July 19, 2017
Kennedy Caucus Room
Russell Senate Office Building

When the framers of our Nation created a system of republican representation with the hope that intelligent, moral, compassionate, determined – no, relentless – and selfless representatives of the people would be elected to our House of representatives – I suspect they had in mind someone just like Rep. Frank Rudolf Wolf.

Rabbi Saperstein's Tribute to Rep. Frank Wolf

Reform Movement Rejects Calls for New Limits on Syrian Refugees

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Rachel Landman
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Washington, D.C., November 17, 2015 – In response to calls for new limits on Syrian refugees in the wake of the recent attacks in Paris, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Rejects Calls for New Limits on Syrian Refugees

Faith Leaders Urge Action on Humanitarian Crisis Facing Rohingya Community

Washington D.C. May 21, 2015 -- Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center, today joined with a diverse group of faith leaders calling on President Obama to take immediate action to address the Rohingan humanitarian crisis in Southeast Asia.

Faith Leaders Urge Action on Humanitarian Crisis Facing Rohingya Community

Release of Alan Gross Marks Turning Point in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Claire Shimberg
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Washington, D.C., December 17, 2014 — In response to Cuba's release of American Alan Gross and President Obama's announcement of renewed U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations, Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Release of Alan Gross Marks Turning Point in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Rabbi Saperstein Honored by Dutch Embassy with Inaugural Anne Frank Award

Contact: Max Rosenblum or Barbara Weinstein
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Rabbi Saperstein Honored by Dutch Embassy with Inaugural Anne Frank Award

Reform Jewish Leader Supports Pro-Democracy Protests in Myanmar

Saperstein:The people of Myanmar have acted boldly in the face of fear, demanding that their government allow them to exercise their fundamental freedoms.

Contact: Sean Thibault or Jonah Perlin
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Jewish Leader Supports Pro-Democracy Protests in Myanmar

Reform Jewish Movement Mourns Imam W.D. Mohammed, an Advocate for Peace

Hertz and Pelavin: “Imam Mohammed’s perseverant struggle to guide his followers in traditional and open-minded Sunni practice garnered worldwide respect not just from Muslims but from people of all creeds.”

Contact Kate Bigam 202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Jewish Movement Mourns Imam W.D. Mohammed, an Advocate for Peace

Reform Movement Blasts ADF "Stunt" Threatening Religious Freedom

Saperstein: “Encouraging clergy to engage in electioneering compromises the autonomy of houses of worship as it invites government regulation and monitoring of electoral activity in the church.”

Contact: Kate Bigam or Arielle Gingold
202.387.2800 | news@rac.org

Reform Movement Blasts ADF "Stunt" Threatening Religious Freedom