T’ruah has responded to a wave of attacks and discrimination against American Muslims by joining a chorus of interfaith voices speaking out against anti-Muslim bigotry, and promoting acceptance and tolerance. We have partnered with Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Standing with American Muslims; Upholding American Values, a coalition of 23 religious organizations that are engaged in efforts to create interfaith understanding and solidarity with Muslims, and continue to support their efforts to involve religious and community leaders from all faith backgrounds in tackling anti-Muslim attacks and proposed legislation in communities across the United States.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights protects the freedoms of religion, speech, and assembly, which are also essential American values. Yet across the United States, we see attempts to prevent the construction of mosques, proposed legislation to ban the right-wing bogeyman of Sharia law, and the vilification of our Muslim neighbors and friends as un-American. As Jews, we remember that not too long ago, we too were the victims of suspicion and hatred based on our religion and ethnicity. While we share the concern of every American about terrorism, individual Muslims must not be held responsible for the actions of a few radicals.

Campaign News

  • June 11, 2020

    Jewish and Pro-Israel Organizations Must Not Tolerate the Bigotry of ZOA’s Morton Klein

    The following joint statement was issued by J Street, the New Israel Fund, Partners for Progressive Israel, Reconstructing Judaism, The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, and T'ruah,…
  • September 18, 2018

    Lowering U.S. Refugee Admissions to Record Low Is Unconscionable

    We are dismayed and outraged that, amid a global refugee crisis, the Trump administration is turning its back on the world’s most vulnerable people and…
  • June 26, 2018

    T’ruah Appalled that ‘Muslim Ban’ Upheld

    This discriminatory executive order, which continues to effectively close our borders to Muslims, flagrantly violates America’s longstanding, values-driven commitment to serving as a safe haven for refugees and immigrants. Masked as an effort to ensure national security, this third executive order is more of the same Islamophobia that targets Muslims by reinstating the discredited vetting procedures, established after September 11, 2001, aimed at men from Muslim-majority countries.

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