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2013-2014 NFTY Action Theme
“Lo Yisa Goy El Goy Cherev- NFTY Addresses Conflict Resolution”


"Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war no more" Isaiah 2:4


Each year, NFTY regional board members select a theme upon which they will educate one another and promote change. Action Themes are proposed annually by current regional board members, and selected by vote during Veida.  Regional board members choose an Action Theme based on an identified need for movement on a contemporary challenge with which we are faced. Reform Judaism and the values upon which it is built serve as a guide for both the selection and address of the Action Theme.    

This year's action theme is "Lo Yisa Goy El Goy Cherev- NFTY Addresses Conflict Resolution". NFTY believes that it is our duty to work towards peace, promote understanding, and combat injustices in our communities. We can do this by encouraging multiple strategies of conflict resolution. NFTY is founded on the principle of reparing the world (Tikkun Olam) and history (Midor L'dor), which are founded on partnership (Shutafut). This theme is highly pertinent to contemporary issues such as racism, discrimination, domestic abuse, hate crimes, bullying, interfaith dialogue, and gun control.  All of these challenges should be met with dialogue and understanding, which NFTY hopes to educate about and take action towards in this coming 5773-5574 year.

NFTY Action Theme Resources
Healthline provides a very comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones
This campaign focuses educating youth on anti-drug, anti-alcohol and anti-violence.
This site is devoted to combatting the "cool" stigma of drugs, and empowers teens to Just Say No.
Information and additional resources on eating disorders
Site provides resources on creating and maintaining healthy relationships
Site promoting equal rights for GLBTQ
This inspirational facebook page is devoted to self-love and acceptance.
"To secure justice and fair treatment for all"
Marc Elliot (older brother of 2009-2010 MV president Justin Elliot) speaks publically about his Tourettes and Krohn's disease
Various resources and information about Tourette's Syndrome
Additional NFTY Action Theme Resources
This campaign focuses educating youth on anti-drug, anti-alcohol and anti-violence.
This site aims to provide resources to combat and precent bullying.
"non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide"
An activism organization devoted to preventing destructive decisions
"Working together to erase the stigma and discrimination of mental illness"
A website that houses a campaign called Open Minds, devoted to changing the conversation about mental health and illness.
"collaboration of 17 national organizations aligned to provide a united voice on federal mental health policy."
Resources on mental illness and ways to take action
A site devoted to ending child bullying in schools
"The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential."
A site devoted to eliminating derogatory use of the 'R-word'

View the NFTY Action Theme for the 2011-2012 year: Mishpacha - Family.

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