When Shee Kibwana Shee was growing up in Lamu Island, Kenya, he always dreamed of becoming a journalist — reporting the news that mattered most to his community and bringing people together. Decades later, he’s doing exactly that, but in a way he never expected: For the past 15 years, Shee has been Lamu’s town …Read More
The AJWS community has a lot to say about what's happening in the world. Read our insights about the struggle for justice and human rights around the globe.
In the four painful years of the Trump presidency, the advocates AJWS supports around the world have mourned the United States’ greatly diminished role as a force of justice and progress on the global stage. But since Joe Biden was declared President-elect, they have grown cautiously optimistic that we could soon see a U.S. government …Read More
Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude. We are grateful for all the good that we have experienced this year, from food to family to moments of joy. We are also grateful for the strength that has enabled us to confront profound challenges in our lives, our country and around the globe.
Hurricane Iota hurtles towards the same coastlines just battered by Tropical Storm Eta, as Central America braces for more catastrophic damage.
Minutes ago, an historic and hard-fought presidential election was called, and I am writing today to share my reflections on the results to share my reflections on the results of the U.S. presidential election as it relates to our shared global mission to advance human rights and end poverty. For 35 years, we have worked together …Read More
I am writing you, a friend of AJWS, at this unsettling moment in our lives, the history of the United States and the world. As members of the AJWS community, we have worked together for 35 years, as American Jews who are inspired by the eternal value of respecting the dignity of every person on …Read More