Monday, May 30, 2005

Advocacy Centers: Write Your Rep and More!

Sign Up for Action Alerts from These Organizations:

ACLU (Am. Civil Liberties Union) Legislative Action Center
AJC (American Jewish Committee) Legislative Action Center
Emily's List
GLAAD (G & L Alliance Against Defamation) Leg. Action Center
HRC (Human Rights Campaign) Legislative Action Center
Interfaith Alliance - Issues & Advocacy Page
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
LWV (League of Women Voters) Legislative Action Center
NARAL Pro-Choice America - Take Action
NCCJ CARES (N.C. for Comm. & Justice) Advocacy Action Center
NCJW (National Council of Jewish Women) Action Center
NGLTF (National Gay and Lesbian Task Force) Action Center
NOW (National Organization for Women) Leg. Action Center
PFAW (People For the American Way) Legislative Action Center
PFLAG (Parents, Family...of Lesbians & Gays) Grassroots Center
Planned Parenthood Action Network
RAC (Religious Action Center - Reform Judaism)
SLDN (Servicemembers Legal Defense Network)Action Center

Investigate Rumors & Hoaxes Here

Israel and the Middle East

Informational Links in English

Jerusalem Online: Watch TV News from Israel's Channel 2


JCPA Daily Alert Newsletter Online (leans a bit right)
Arutz Sheva Israel National News (right-wing, settlers)
Jewish Indy (Indianapolis website, tends far-right)
JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Wire Service
DEBKA (right, reliability varies)
MEMRI (translations from the Arab press)
Daniel Gordis - Dispatches from an Anxious State
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Myths & Facts/Mitchell Bard (leans right)
Ha'aretz interview with Benny Morris

Media Watchdogs:

Honest Reporting

CAMERA (leans right)


Ha'aretz (Israel, leans left)
Israel 21C - A Focus Beyond the Conflict
Jerusalem Post (Israel, leans a bit right)
Yediot Achronot's Ynet (Israel, tabloid)
Beirut Daily Star (Lebanon, IMHO best of the Arab papers)
The Forward (weekly, leans left)
The (NYC) Jewish Week (weekly, leans a bit right)


Jerusalem Report (weekly)
Reform Judaism (quarterly)
Moment (bimonthly)
Shma (monthly)


CLAL (leans left)
Gush Shalom (far left)
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Tolerance & Interfaith Relations

ADL Anti-Defamation League - Interfaith Page
AJC American Jewish Committee - Interreligious - Left Sidebar Also - The Passion: A Resource Manual in pdf format
Center for Christian-Jewish Learning - Boston College
Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies - St. Leo U.
Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies (ICJS), Baltimore MD
The Interfaith Alliance
Presbyterians Concerned for Jewish & Christian Relations
NCCJ National Conference for Community and Justice
Reform Judaism's Commission On Interreligious Affairs
Reform Judaism's CIA Special Page on Mel Gibson's Passion
Pharisees and Saduccees
Source of Jesus' Great Commandment: The Hebrew Bible, Deut. 6:5 & Leviticus 19:18.
Southern Policy Law Center
Teaching Tolerance
Xavier University's Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue

Other possibly useful stuff:

Hebrew for Christians
7 Noachide Laws for Gentiles

Separation of Church & State and Related Topics

ACLU American Civil Liberties Union on Religious Liberty
ADL Anti-Defamation League on Religious Freedom
AJC American Jewish Committee on Separation of Church & State
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Fundamentals of Extremism: Christian Right in America New email address for Kim Blaker

Hillel Foundation Text Studies in the Tradition of Talmud
1) The First Amendment
2) United States of America Constitution Preamble
3) The Declaration of Independence

The Interfaith Alliance - Issues & Advocacy
Jewish Council for Public Affairs - Church State Separation

NCCJ National Conference for Community and Justice

Religion in Public Schools: Overview & FAQ

Our Godless Constitution (The Nation)

Christie Balka: Political Activism as a Form of Prayer. Spring 2002 issue of Reconstructionism Today & Tikkun Olam Page of the Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation

PFAW: People for the American Way - Sep. of Church & State

First Amendment Center

Religious Action Center (Reform Judaism) - Sep. Church & State

USCJ United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

2002 Convention Resolution on Separation of Church and State and President Bush's Faith Based Initiative
1997 Separation of Church and State in the United States

From the Society for Humanistic Judaism:

Opposition to Funding Faith-Based Action & School Prayer