The Jewish Religious Action & Advocacy Centre (JRAAC) exists to pursue the principles of justice, equality and integrity as outlined in Jewish texts and teaching and as have been promoted by Progressive Jews throughout our history. JRAAC seeks to be a source of education for member organisations of the Union for Progressive Judaism and the wider community on issues of social justice. As is taught in Pirkei Avot “lo alecha hamlacha ligmor, v’lo ata ben chorin l’hitbatel mimena” (it is not your duty to complete the work, neither are you free to desist from it). Therefore, JRAAC seeks to raise awareness of injustices and advocate for fair outcomes across the world.
This mission is fulfilled through strong policy statements holding the UPJ and its constituents to a high moral standard on current issues. Through these statements we will call on the people of our region and of the world to take strong action to bring about moral outcomes for all. JRAAC will express opinions based on Progressive Jewish values to media, government and community groups in order to campaign for the changes we believe in. In addition, we seek to fulfil our mission through the preparation of educational materials and the hosting of discussions to raise awareness of important social justice issues within our own community.
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