Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Dialogue with Other Groups

Adopted by the CCAR at the 86th Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis

WHEREAS we are heirs of a prophetic tradition which ever sought to repair the damaged world, and

WHEREAS in our efforts to restore the world to sanity we affirm the following position which we take knowing full well the complexity of such an issue but knowing also that we cannot be silent,

WHEREAS we recall with pride the many and varied accomplishments in the field of civil rights and civil liberties in which our Conference has stood in the forefront

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that we deplore the fact that there had been a noticeable reduction of such efforts. Groups in our society, including our own, have isolated themselves from one another. We commit ourselves to creating and maintaining dialogue with our counterparts in the Black community and other minority communities. We endorse appropriate demonstrations being planned to call attention to the plight of the nation's poor. We seek to strengthen contacts with the Black communities and other minority communities to bring about more adequate education, job training, labor, health and recreation services. We express our intent to listen as well as speak, hear and respond to the needs and the agenda of those with whom we would work in and for the community.