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“The Trump administration’s attack on the status and recognition of transgender Americans under the law is yet another betrayal of a vulnerable segment of the LGBT community."
“Reports that President Trump is considering executive action to deny children and families from seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border are deeply concerning. A sweeping denial of asylum seekers would not only violate domestic and international law, but also constitute a grave moral failing."
“We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to block the addition of an untested citizenship question from the 2020 Census."
“Yesterday, what we long feared finally came to pass: a mass immigration raid in Mississippi has led to the detention and possible deportation of nearly 700 immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This action highlights the cruelty and inhumanity of the federal government’s immigration policies."
“By allowing federal contractors and subcontractors to discriminate in hiring and firing on the basis of their religious beliefs, the Department of Labor’s proposed rule authorizes government-funded discrimination against women, religious minorities, LGBTQ people, and other marginalized groups."
"Today’s decision by the Trump Administration effectively terminating the Flores Settlement Agreement puts untold immigrant children and families at risk for lifelong physical, emotional, and mental harm."
The URJ calls for the immediate release of American student Lara Alqasem, who has been detained by the Israeli government for over a week.
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) announces the next evolutionary step in deepening its support for Zionism and love for Israel as core beliefs and central tenets of North American Reform Jewish life.
The slaughter of our brothers and sisters praying in their holy synagogue this Shabbat in Pittsburgh breaks our collective heart.
"Clergy colleagues throughout El Paso will faithfully and lovingly hold up the families of the slain and wounded. So too our hearts – indeed the hearts and prayers of all people of good conscience across the nation – are with those families."