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75 people joined BJC and BHPC. 

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Learn more below about the Uyghurs and how to help them.

Uyghur People

We condemn the genocide and oppression against the Uyghurs by the Peoples Republic of China. 

Learn More

The Washington Post 2.11.21

CBS News 6.18.19

BBC 2.2.21

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Jewish World Watch


Contact to Get Involved

Marty Ganzglass

mrganzglass@gmail.com

Be it resolved on February 11, 2021, the Board of Trustees of Bethesda Jewish Congregation unanimously: 

  • 1)condemns the genocide and oppression against the Uyghurs by the Peoples Republic of China, and
  • 2) joins with Jewish World Watch, the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Uyghur American Association, the Uyghur Human Rights Project and any other religious and lay organizations to:
  • a) condemn the genocide and oppression of the Uyghurs;
  • b) to support executive action by the United States President and legislation in the United States Congress publicizing genocide and oppression, imposing sanctions against the relevant Chinese officials, and other measures as such executive action and legislation shall impose;
  • c) to publicize those American companies using products produced by forced labor of the Uyghurs; and
  • d) to urge congregants to inform such companies of their intention to boycott the companies and to boycott them if they do not cease to use products produced by forced labor of the Uyghurs; and
  • 3) to urge the leadership of the Idara-y-Jafaria Islamic Center, the Islamic Community Center of Potomac and the Maqaame Ibrahim Islamic Center to join BHPC and BJC in these efforts.

How You Can Help the Uyghurs

The Uyghurs are Muslim Chinese, belonging to one of the 56 officially recognized ethnic groups of China. They live in Xinjiang Province in Northwestern China. For the past few years, the Chinese government has been committing genocide against the Uyghurs.

Please click on the links below to learn more about how you can speak out.

1. Call to Action for Corporate Responsibility 

2. Sign Petition to Free Ekpar Asat 

3. Send a Message to Your Member of Congress

4. Ask Your Member of Congress to Support the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act 

Mon, May 10 2021 28 Iyyar 5781