Honoring Ruth Messinger and Interfaith Collaboration on LGBT Issues

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Rob Radtke, President of Episcopal Relief & Development pays a tribute to the outgoing President of the American Jewish World Service, Ruth Messinger, in an op-ed on The Huffington Post One of the giants of faith-based relief and development, Ruth Messinger, is retiring at the end of June. As the President of American Jewish World Service, […]

Ruth Messinger Steps Down

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Ruth Messinger will step down as president of the international development group American Jewish World Service, the organization announced on October 13. Messinger, who has led the organization since 1998, will be succeeded in July 2016 by Robert Bank, the group’s current executive vice president. A former Manhattan borough president and Democratic candidate for New […]

AJWS Supports Randy Berry

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AJWS Applauds Historic State Department Appointment of Randy Berry as America’s First Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading Jewish international development and human rights organization, applauds U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for making history by appointing veteran diplomat Randy Berry as the first Special […]

How to Support LGBT People Around the World

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Ruth Messinger, the president of the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), mediated a conversation on June 17 with Nikki Mawanda, a transgender man from Uganda While the United States continues to make long-awaited strides toward equality for LGBT citizens, countries in the developing world seem to moving backwards—some still pressuring members of these marginalized communities […]

AJWS Wants U.S. To Recall Envoys Pulled From Gay-Ban Uganda and Nigeria

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The American Jewish World Service called on the Obama administration to pull ambassadors from Uganda and Nigeria because of what it says are escalating anti-gay and other repressive measures by those governments. In a statement, AJWS asked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday to bring ambassadors from those two African countries back to […]