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April 29, 2004
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The Reform movement’s rabbinical body urged governments to combat the global sex-slave trade. Meeting in Jerusalem, the Central Conference of American Rabbis’ board of trustees blasted the trafficking of an estimated 800,000 to 900,000 people each year as sex slaves and forced laborers.

A Jewish group of activist shareholders is urging corporate reform. The Jewish Shareholder Engagement Network, launched by the Philadelphia-based Shefa Fund in 2003, has members representing institutions worth more than $1.3 billion.

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