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- We provide a voice to those who have experienced harm as a result of the abuse of religious power.
- We believe that religious and communal choices should be made without intimidation, coercion or the denial of the opportunity to live a life which has been freely chosen.
- We believe that the education available to all members of the Jewish community should enable them to participate fully within civil society.
- We also believe that the information available to all members of the Jewish community should enable them to contribute as citizens according to their capabilities and choices.
- We believe that all parts of the Jewish community, should recognise and support these goals.
- We believe that Jewish community leaders should recognise, understand and oppose extremist tendencies and behaviour within the community and should learn from the experiences of other communities that have faced parallel challenges.
- We believe that a life that is highly structured by religious authority and practice is valuable for some Jews, but can be stifling for those for whom such a life constitutes a denial of autonomy.
- We believe that a balanced, nuanced, sensitive but robust and honest conversation is vital in order to ensure a sustainable future for all Jewish communities.
- We believe that a community that denies its members the opportunities to develop the life skills that would enable them to function outside of it, or which would enable them to make structural changes within their own community, is ultimately unsustainable, and that its members must be allowed to develop those skills in order both to protect themselves from harm and to ensure the long term viability of their community.