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In this essay from January 2016, Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer describes ways in which American Jewish communities can form alliances with Muslim-Americans.

In this essay from the spring of 2015, Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer shares her initial misconceptions about Islam and what she's learned since. She is Director for Multifaith Studies and Initiatives at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

A statement from Reconstructionist movement leaders regarding Trump's invitation to speak at AIPAC.

A short parable on being out and about in the world

Our Tikkun Olam Commission developed a set of criteria to guide its social justice recommendations for the movement. Every couple of years, the Commission will advise that the Reconstructionist movement concentrate on a new issue which, on balance, best meets these criteria. Here’s how the wealth gap meets the criteria we’ve set for a movement-wide focus.

Currently we are partners with the groups described herein. 

RRC President Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., was among the 18,000 people in the audience for Donald Trump's March 21 speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference. Her response was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer  under the title "Voters Must Act Against Demagoguery." 

Tepperman encourages sustained congregational dialogue and action around social, environmental and political justice.

Fuchs-Kreimer describes how respect for interfaith colleagues led her to re-examine Jewish beliefs she once dismissed out of hand. 

In this webinar, we discuss “newsworthy” stories and how you can actively pitch an interesting story about your congregation to the media.

The goal of this document is to provide synagogues with guidance regarding how to obtain publicity that will enhance their outreach efforts.

D'VAR TORAH
Exodus 1:1-6:1

An easily-accessible text study about the ethnic ambiguity that the Torah presents us with regarding the midwives who refused to obey Pharaoh's orders. 

How will you sustain your spirit through your next four years, your lifetime? Do you wonder how you can show up for challenging times with compassion, courage, equanimity and joy? Spirit in Practice, a podcast miniseries, answers these and other questions through lively discussion among emerging leaders and religious teachers of many faiths who are exploring social activism and spiritual practices.

These materials explore Jewish models of resistance to oppression. 

Today's global context is increasingly calling people to meet their religiously-diverse neighbors, break down stereotypes and explore challenging issues together. This series brings interfaith dialogue from the ivory tower into the pews.

Reconstructionist leaders joined other faith leaders in a letter from Shoulder to Shoulder speaking out against anti-Muslim behavior. Shoulder to Shoulder is a coalition of 32 religious denominations and organizations committed to standing with American Muslims to uphold American values.

It takes work to avoid being strangers to one another.

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