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AJWS Los Angeles: What’s Happening

While our country and world face numerous challenges, especially with the U.S. government’s proposed slashes in funding for global human rights and withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, AJWS’s community is speaking up and showing our commitment to defending the rights and dignity of all people.

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Landmark Ruling Offers Hope to Kenya’s Indigenous Ogiek

Members of the indigenous Ogiek community, who made the hours-long journey from their home in Kenya’s Rift Valley to a packed courtroom in Arusha, Tanzania, erupted into cheer when judges decided a longstanding case in favor of this beleaguered community that has endured evictions from their ancestral lands. On May 26, the African Court of …Read More

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AJWS Bay Area: What’s Happening

As part of our AJWS community, I have been humbled to meet our courageous and visionary grantees. Two of them, Leymah Gbowee and Madhavi Kuckreja, will speak on June 11 at AJWS’s Global Justice Luncheon and Seminar at the Stanford Faculty Club.

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Making Room for Revelation

As the festival of Shavuot approaches, I am reflecting back on the revelatory experiences in my life. This past spring, I was so frantically busy that it wasn’t until I slowed down that I realized I was having an experience that was changing me in a profound way. I know I’m not the only one …Read More

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AJWS Bay Area: What’s Happening

There is no experience so transformational in understanding AJWS’s courageous and visionary grantees as witnessing their work and hearing their stories. In February 2018, Jim and Cathy Koshland are leading a cohort from the Bay Area to South India.

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Dayenu

New Video for Passover!

At our Passover Seders, we sing “Dayenu” (It would have been enough) to express gratitude for each stage of liberation and to recognize that each stage would have been “enough.” And yet, we know there’s much more work to do to ensure that people around the world are fully free. What does “Dayenu” mean today? …Read More

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Get to Know AJWS

Get to Know AJWS

Watch our video to learn how AJWS is supporting people around the world who are fighting to improve millions of lives.

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Celebrating Three Grassroots Groups Fighting for Clean Water

Everyone on the planet needs clean water. But 783 million people worldwide don’t have it. People in the developing world—particularly in low-income and indigenous communities—are at heightened risk of having their water supply polluted by corporations that are constructing dams, mining for natural resources, or undertaking other megaprojects. As companies proceed with these projects, they …Read More

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