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Helping the Poor One Relationship at a Time

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Aug 26, 2014 12:00 AM
We recently became a host congregation for our local Family Promise affiliate, Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network.  Our involvement with an interfaith hospitality network has afforded our congregation the meaningful opportunity to fulfill our mission to bring justice to the world by providing food and shelter to the homeless.  Almost as important as providing these […]

Double Booked: Working Families Matter, #WEmatter

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Aug 26, 2014 12:00 AM
On August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment took effect, granting suffrage to millions of American women to demonstrate that their voices – through their votes – mattered in our democracy. It would take many decades after 1920 to ensure full voting rights for all United States citizens, an effort we are sadly still working on […]

Urgent Need for Justice and Peaceful Resolution of Unrest in Ferguson

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Aug 20, 2014 12:00 AM
Washington, D.C., August 20, 2014 - In response to the unrest in Ferguson, MO, Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: We, like so many across the U.S. and indeed the world, have watched the unrest in Ferguson, MO with heavy hearts and deep concern. Though the […]

The “Right” Action to Take in Aiding the Homeless

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Aug 19, 2014 12:00 AM
Years ago homelessness was only found on the streets of cities, a phenomenon hidden from rural and suburban towns. However with a population of over 3.5 million people per year, homelessness is an issue that has spread to all areas of the country. Homelessness affects people of all races, religions, ethnicities, genders, and other various backgrounds. […]
Judaism teaches that helping fellow human beings in need, tzedakah, is not simply a matter of charity, but of responsibility, righteousness, and justice.
The Reform Movement has always acted upon fundamental Jewish ideals by advocating for children, the poor, disenfranchised, the elderly, the sick, the disabled and the "stranger among us."
Legislation affecting economic justice issues in the 113th Congress
The current recession that began in late 2007 is the worst economic downturn in the post-war era.

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