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Jews On First!

... because if Jews don't speak out, they'll think we don't mind

Links to websites we recommend

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

The American Civil Liberties Union

People for the American Way

National Council of Jewish Women is taking on the religious right on a number of fronts, especially reproductive rights.

First Freedom First

Theocracy Watch has expert analysis and abundant resources on the religious right in the US.

National Jewish Democratic Council devotes a section of its website to church-state issues.

The First Amendment Center

Texas Freedom Network, an activist organization with well researched reports on the religious right, both national and Texan.

Justice at Stake campaigns against judicial intimidation.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, recently founded by Mikey Weinstein who is suing the Air Force over religious coercion.

Secular Coalition for America.

Political Research Associates.

American Atheists, Inc.


Relgious Action Center of Reform Judaism

The Shalom Center

Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace

Progressive Christians Uniting

We Believe Ohio

Interfaith Alliance

Sojourners: Faith, Politics, Culture

Christian Policy Institute, "a voice for thoughtful believers."

Reproductive rights and health

The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice ( counts among its members major Reform and Conservative Jewish movements and organizations, as well as numerous bodies of other religions.

NARAL Pro-Choice America

Planned Parenthood

Center for Reproductive Rights

RH Reality Check

Mapping Our Rights, a graphical look at each state's "score" on reproductive and sexual rights, produced by a partnership of Ipas, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) and the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective. (You'll need Flash version 8 to view) tracks the Bush administration's statements (actually lack of statements) on accessibility of contraceptives.

Women's eNews

The Global AIDS Alliance

LGBT issues

The Human Rights Campaign

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Julien's List Resource Page has assembled a prodigious list of sources and resources of LGBT Jews.

Freedom to Marry is a "gay and non-gay partnership" working to win marriage equality. is a grassroots, non-profit organization promoting dialogue on marriage equality in Massachusetts.

Lambda Legal, which describes itself as "a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work."

Equality Maryland, the state's LGBT civil rights organization., publishes news daily.

San Francisco Bay Times

Truth Wins Out, opposing the "ex-gay" campaign.

"Intelligent design" and Creationism

Science & Theology News. Covers such major issues as "intelligent design" thoughtfully rather than rhetorically. National Center for Science Education

Sex education, a Montogomery County, Maryland organization working for comprehensive sex education in opposition to a national campaign by the religious right to control the local school district's sex ed curriculum.

NARAL Pro-Choice America

Faith-based funding

Coalition against Religious Discrimination Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy

General news, miscellaneous and covering more than one category

Working for Change, the news service of Working Assets.


The Revealer

Common Dreams

Women's eNews


Religion Clause

JVoices: Your Jewish Wake-up Call

The Daily Pulse

National Jewish Democratic Council

JSpot, the blog of the Jewish Funds for Justice

Faith in Public Life

The Feminist Majority Foundation



The Mainstream Baptist

Melissa Rogers

HappyAgenda tracks "religious extremists are influencing Ohio public policy."

Pam's House Blend