reform movement

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Noun1.reform movement - a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms
social movement, movement, front - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
Age of Reason, Enlightenment - a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine; "the Enlightenment brought about many humanitarian reforms"
labor movement, trade union movement, labor - an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
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BAGHDAD, IRAQ (NINA) - The Minister of foreign affairs, head of the reform movement Ibrahim al-Jaafari and the head of the Iraqi National Alliance, Ammar al-Hakim confirmed the need to consolidate the national row and the active public presence in the elections.
She begins with the history of the Passover holiday and the Passover Seder service as reflected in the Haggadah, the development of the non-liturgical portions of the Haggadah in the context of the evolution of Jewish education, and the development of the German Reform Movement and its liturgies.
A trip-provider affiliated with the Reform Movement has been dropped from Birthright Israel's list of authorized tour agencies, Haaretz reported.
He invited PDSH Reform Movement leader Zijadin Sela to a meeting.
Therefore, the reform movement has to be started from the free world where Muslims have the luxury of freedom of speech and individual thinking.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Secretary of Justice and Reform Movement Abdulla al-Yawar expressed astonishment for Iraqi governmental silence on Iranian attempts to steal Iraqi oil in the bordering areas.
June 15, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) -- Ethiopian-based Eritrean opposition group, the Eritrean Islamic Reform Movement, on Saturday reiterated allegations that Sudanese authorities have arrested eight of its leading members.
Finally, the report points out that the new high school reform movement must deal with decades of stagnation in the high school completion rate.
The FPM does not need a corrective or reform movement, but a coup to remove from it corrupt and fallen parasites like Bassil," Abu Jamra
with the free and reform movement, one of the rebel factions in the troubled
The foundations and donors supporting the education reform movement do have one enormous advantage over their philanthropic counterparts in the arts, health, the environment, human services, and any number of other fields, namely, the presence of measures of student achievement that allow real comparisons of school performance.
We, as Reform Movement, attach great importance to this process as that person must suit that post," he said.