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American Jewish World Service is the leading international Jewish human rights and development organization, supporting more than 500 social justice efforts in 19 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. To contact our staff or to obtain information about our work on deadline, please contact Tim Lessick at 212.792.2846.

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21 Democratic Jewish House members call on Trump to observe religious freedom

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

More than 20 Democratic Jewish members of the House of Representatives called on President Donald Trump not to sign an executive order that would exempt religious organizations from adhering to nondiscrimination protection. The letter sent Thursday was in reaction to news reports that Trump would sign the order allowing federally funded, faith-based organizations to discriminate …Read More

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American Jewish World Service Condemns Bans on Refugee Resettlement and Immigration

American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading Jewish organization working to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world, strongly condemns the ban on refugee resettlement and immigration, announced today by the Trump administration. Over three decades, AJWS has worked with many faith organizations, including Muslim partners worldwide, to pursue goals we share in common—ending poverty and advancing human rights.

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