For over 80 years, NFTY teens have been turning faith into action. Our movement has a rich history of fighting for justice and standing against oppression. Now is the time to continue these traditions, raise our voices, and demand justice.
In a URJ statement about the Black Lives Matter movement and recent protests against police brutality, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism said: “On Shavuot, as we received the Torah anew, with its unbending demand for justice, we also witnessed protests in Minneapolis, Louisville, and around the United States following the all-too-familiar lethargy in bringing George Floyd’s killers to justice.”
As Reform Jews, we have a duty to pursue justice for all, and as NFTY teens, we have a duty to build a future we are proud of. This is why now, more than ever, we need to put our faith into action and not stand idly by in the wake of systemic racism. Now is the time to pursue justice and to show up, together.
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