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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Help the Uyghurs seek safe refuge in the United States

For several years, China has been perpetrating mass human rights abuses against the Uyghur Muslims and other religious minorities. The Chinese government has imposed surveillance tracking systems, detained as many as 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), and coerced assimilation.

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WRJ’s UN Team Brings Our Collective Voice to Global Issues

January 6, 2023
The journey to self-improvement is reasonable and worthy. Yet, we cannot disconnect ourselves from our larger family–the human family. Each of us can contribute to the well-being of the human family if we make an individual goal of working together to overcome these injustices. WRJ provides a vehicle for Reform Jewish women to make a difference globally by allowing each of us to address injustices in our local community and more broadly, if we choose.

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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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For more information on this issue, contact Shayna Han.

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Every Voice, Every Vote

The Reform Jewish Movement’s 2022 Every Voice, Every Vote Campaign is a nonpartisan effort, grounded in our Jewish values and commitment to racial justice, to strengthen our democracy by encouraging and protecting voter participation.