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Faith Groups Urge Prisons to Protect Religious Needs During COVID-19 and Ramadan

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Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association joined a coalition of 20 faith groups urging federal and state prison systems to accommodate the religious needs of all prisoners and avoid using the coronavirus crisis to restrict their constitutional right to worship, particularly drawing attention to the needs of Muslim prisoners with Ramadan projected to begin on April 24. The full letter is attached. The list of signatories includes:

  • Muslim Advocates
  • Alliance of Baptists
  • American Baptist Churches, USA
  • Bend the Arc: Jewish Action
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Faith in Public Life
  • Franciscan Action Network
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation
  • Interfaith Alliance
  • Islam in Prison
  • Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC)
  • Muslim Wellness Foundation
  • National Black Muslim COVID Coalition
  • National Council of Churches
  • National Religious Campaign Against Torture
  • Reconstructing Judaism
  • Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association
  • T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
  • Unitarian Universalist Association
  • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee


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