Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

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

Year Adopted: 
1965

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 before you life and death, the blessing and the curse...Therefore, choose you life, that you mayest live, you and your seed.' (Deut. 30:19)

Year Adopted: 
1969

46th General Assembly
November 1961
Washington, D.C.

Year Adopted: 
1961

Resolution on the War in Iraq 2007
Union for Reform Judaism
Executive Committee
March 12, 2007

I. Introduction

Year Adopted: 
2007

55th General Assembly
December 1979
Toronto, 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 world.

Year Adopted: 
1979

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, but with little promise of breaking the diplomatic impasse.

Believing that new initiatives are required to bring about an early end of the un-conscionable slaughter in Vietnam, we urge our government to:

Year Adopted: 
1969

Board of Trustees
May 1984
Secaucus, New Jersey

A world at peace has always been a central element in Judaism's vision of the fulfillment of human destiny. As Jews, ours is the urgent obligation to support all efforts that bring this profound hope and goal closer to fruition, particularly in this nuclear age.

Year Adopted: 
1984

53rd General Assembly
November 1975
Dallas Texas

The Union of American Hebrew Congregations has consistently supported the United Nations. Recent events at the United Nations evoke a sense of horror in every Jewish heart, echoed in the hearts of all men and women who cherish freedom and justice.

Year Adopted: 
1975

Submitted by the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, Congregation Shir Hadash of Los Gatos, California, Congregation Tikkun V'or of Ithaca, New York, Temple Beth Or of Everett, Washington, Temple Emanuel of Worcester, Massachusetts, Temple Sinai of Brookline, Massachusetts, and Temple Sinai of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the 68th Union for Reform Judaism General Assembly

BACKGROUND

The war in Iraq is clearly one of the most challenging moral issues facing America.

Year Adopted: 
2005

RESOLUTION ON

The Need for Action in Sudan

Submitted by the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism

For Consideration by

the Union for Reform Judaism Board of Trustees' Executive Committee

September 13, 2004 - New York, NY

APPROVED

BACKGROUND

Year Adopted: 
2004