I embarked upon a three-year mission to advocate for myself and the dozens of victims of childhood sexual abuse. This article provides a #MeTooK12 case study in advocacy and activism and offers suggestions on ways to confront a sexual abuse scandal at a K-12 school, much of which would apply to both public and private schools.
It’s no secret that Jewish college students are a frequent target of hate-speech. A quick google search with the words “anti-Semitism” and “college campus” will reveal hundreds of articles addressing and analyzing the issue. Anti-semitism at colleges is on the rise.
“The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a statute designed as a shield to protect religious freedom, is now being used as a sword to cause harm. Our country is strongest when we are all free to believe or not as we see fit, and to practice our faith—without hurting others.”
The Do No Harm Act would provide a much-needed update to religious freedom laws, ensuring that religious beliefs are not an excuse to violate nondiscrimination laws.
Last week in Louisville, an armed police officer joined an anti-abortion protest outside of one of only two remaining abortion clinics in Kentucky.
The Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection spurred several investigations into how police cooperated with rioters. It seems on the local level, too, we are in need of such investigations.
When the thin blue line of the police becomes aligned against upholding the law, injustice prevails.
Scrambling to explain the mainstreaming of QAnon conspiracies, many have blamed conservative news. But another breeding ground for the conspiracies is the Christian schooling and homeschooling environment.
“The Christian Right has been doing ‘alternative facts’ since before it was cool.”
Many schools may still be using materials that teach conservative Christian beliefs as history and social studies and express implicit and explicit gender and race bias.
I don’t know if this Supreme Court session will take a case that could overturn marriage equality before Hannah Ruth and I are ready. But I know that there are hundreds of rabbis who are willing, able and even excited about meeting us where we’re at when the time is right.
Last week, in front of The Federalist Society—arguably the nation’s most influential conservative legal group—Justice Samuel Alito delivered a speech so partisan and political, critics are calling it “more befitting a Trump rally than a legal society.”
On Wednesday, at 10 a.m. ET, the Supreme Court, with a Justice Barrett, heard oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia.
The conservative Supreme Court could use the case to put “religious freedom” first and start dismantling laws that protect LGBTQ people.
People of all faiths and religions want, need and use reproductive health care services—including access to abortion and contraception.