Foreign Policy

World Peace and National Priorities

Year Adopted:
50th General Assembly October 1969 Miami Beach, FL Whereas Judaism first evoked the vision of world peace, our prophets dreamed of a day when nations would convert the swords of war into the plowshares of peace. Our Jewish history and tradition constitute an indomitable affirmation of life. ""I have set...

World's Exploding Population

Year Adopted:
48th General Assembly November 1965 San Francisco, CA Whereas among the more serious threats of the structure of family life, as it is now known, is the world's exploding population, and We believe that the dissemination of birth control education for family planning is not an infringement of civil liberties...

Vietnam

Year Adopted:
50th General Assembly October 1969 Miami Beach, FL In 1965, the UAHC General Assembly called for a cease-fire and negotiated settlement of the war in Vietnam. Now, four years and countless lives later, this bloody and brutalizing war drags on, with its incalculable toll. Discussions in Paris are taking place...

Vietnamese "Boat People"

Year Adopted:
55th General AssemblyDecember 1979Toronto, Ontario, Canada The UAHC has frequently expressed its anguish and horror about the plight of the Vietnamese boat people. Because we were the original "boat people," we Jews feel a profound empathy with the hundreds of thousands of refugees who now haunt the conscience of the...

War in Iraq 2007

Year Adopted:
Resolution on the War in Iraq 2007 Union for Reform Judaism Executive Committee March 12, 2007 I. Introduction Fourteen months ago, the Union for Reform Judaism adopted its 2005 Resolution on the War in Iraq. In the Resolution, which was brought to the 2005 Biennial Convention by member congregations, we...