Join us for the 6th annual FIGHTING POVERTY WITH FAITH mobilization
Thursday, January 16 – Sunday, January 23, 2014
For millions of Americans, safe and decent housing is unaffordable and unavailable. The faith community cannot stand idly by as too many of our neighbors are forced to make impossible choices among necessities such as food, rent, and medicine. We recognize the importance of decent shelter as a core necessity to overcoming poverty and will educate our communities about this issue and work to increase the supply of and expand access to housing for low income families and individuals. The Fighting Poverty with Faith 2012 mobilization, “Building Opportunity through Affordable Housing for all,” will focus on protecting and strengthening access to safe, decent, and affordable housing during the week of action from November 8 – 18, 2012.
Fighting Poverty with Faith is building a nationwide, interfaith movement to cut domestic poverty in half in the U.S. between 2010 and 2020. To amplify the impact of each of our organizational efforts to reduce poverty, we work together to promote our shared commitment to the common good, address the needs of the most vulnerable, and speak out with those most in need. Coordinated interfaith action is essential in our work to overcome poverty in the United States.
There Shall Be No Needy Among You" - Deuteronomy 15:4
Inspired by our commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world), JCPA’s Poverty Campaign addresses Jewish engagement in anti-poverty service, activism and advocacy. The Campaign began with the goal of putting poverty back at the top of the Jewish communal agenda. Having succeeded in galvanizing communities and agencies to engage in combating poverty in America in a deep, sustained, and coordinated way, JCPA has set our sights on larger-scale, interfaith mobilizations around big-picture policy goals.