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(RNS) The liberal Jewish organization Bend the Arc has broken new ground with a lobbying arm and a political action committee. By Lauren Markoe.


  1. As a Unitarian Universalist minister who works closely with the progressive Jewish community, I am pleased with this new organization, “Bend the Arc.” However, while Martin Luther King, Jr., often used this phrase, it was the Unitarian minister Theodore Parker in the 19th century who said, “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” It is good to work in this tradition in an interfaith way.

    Rev. Richard S. Gilbert, Rochester, NY

  2. “There seem to be no other Jewish groups with a broad agenda that have such lobbying tools at their disposal”

    Unlike APAC/