Central Conference of American Rabbis Endorses the Revolution on Moral Values Tour

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Central Conference of American Rabbis is pleased to endorse the Revolution on Moral Values Tour, led by our friend and teacher, the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, the architect of the Moral Monday Movement, along with Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Sister Simone Campbell, and Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon. In response to draconian laws enacted in recent years and indeed in recent weeks, threatening justice and equality in and beyond North Carolina, the Revolution on Moral Values Tour, sponsored by the Repairers of the Breach, Drum Major Institute, and Healing of the Nation, seeks “thousands of clergy” of all faiths to join together as “repairers of the breach” and “restorers of our communities.”

Reform rabbis and the communities we lead have always been at the forefront of the struggles for economic justice, racial justice, and LGBTQ equality, which are among the issues that animate the Revolution on Moral Values Tour. We particularly commend our colleagues in North Carolina who have spoken out and devoted themselves to justice in a harsh and intolerant environment.

We urge all religious people to come together to combat discrimination wherever it lives, and particularly when it is falsely justified in the name of religious liberty. We call upon all religious people to unite under the Revolution on Moral Values Tour banner and others, speaking out and mobilizing our communities to strive for justice and equality for all.

Rabbi Denise L. Eger                        Rabbi Steven A. Fox
President                                         Chief Executive

                 Central Conference of American Rabbis