(0:01 - 19:29): To begin the episode, Rabbi Jonah Pesner tells the story of the origin of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism,  along with its important role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. He also discusses how the organization grew and evolved over the following decades, during the tenure of Rabbi David Saperstein as the RAC's director,  emphasizing initiatives such as the Eisendrath Legislative Assistants program, the Machon Kaplan summer internships, and the L'Taken Seminars for high school students.  Pesner then looks back on his own childhood and how it formed his commitment to political activism, Judaism, and the ways they overlap.
(19:30 - 41:47): Pesner explores elements of the RAC's work that take place through the Reform Movement's network of synagogues, as well as elements that are organized outside of the realm of synagogue life. He and the co-hosts also consider the dangers that arise when social justice is understood as a means towards Jewish engagement, and not, instead, as a form of Jewish practice in and of itself. Next, he looks specifically at the issues that the RAC is currently working on, ranging from mass incarceration, to transgender rights, to economic inequality, to Islamophobia. 
(41:48 - 56:58): The conversation turns to particular texts from Jewish tradition that can serve as ancient anchors for contemporary justice work. Pesner cites the idea that "We were slaves in Egypt," which helps Jews understand why it is important to stand with refugees, along with chapter 58 of Isaiah, where the title quote of this episode can be found.  To close, the co-hosts and Pesner complicate matters a bit by examining situations, past and present, in which Jews have not always been on the side of justice and equality.