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Evangelical- Jewish Relations

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  • Posted on February 24, 2003

  Working in coalition with other groups/communities to achieve common purposes and establishing dialogues as a means of education and as a possible first step to cooperative efforts are core community relations’ strategies.  In a variety of settings and with diverse points of view, American Jews are today exploring how these strategies apply to Evangelical…



Public Health

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  • Posted on February 24, 2003

  In the last century, public health measures such as antibiotics, sanitation and vaccination helped wipe out many infectious diseases, adding 25 years to life expectancy in industrialized countries.  Despite modern advances in medicine, many diseases are increasing among our citizens. Today’s health challenges include an epidemic of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes,…



Iraq

by Administrator

  • Posted on October 18, 2002

  Consistent with past JCPA policies on the threat of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the JCPA supports diplomatic efforts by the U.S., its allies and the United Nations to secure the elimination of weapons of mass destruction, with the use of force by the U.S. and its allies only as a last resort.



MISLEADING AND AGGRESSIVE PROSELYTIZATION

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  • Posted on June 10, 2002

The increased aggressiveness of certain missionary Christian groups around the country is a matter of growing concern for the Jewish community.  Utilizing misleading practices, some of these groups misrepresent themselves as Jews in an effort to enhance their proselytizing efforts. Jewish organizations and community centers have been frequent foci of these groups, as have college…



Mental Health Care

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  • Posted on June 10, 2002

    The Jewish Council for Public Affairs has consistently supported comprehensive, accessible, affordable, quality health care coverage for individuals and families regardless of income.  This includes mental as well as physical health care, consistent with our understanding that Judaism concerns itself with the health of the mind and soul as well as the body. …



Reaffirming Commitment to the Social Justice Agenda

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  • Posted on February 24, 2002

  The terrorist attacks of September 11th and subsequent events have generated an inevitable shift in national priorities and altered the legislative landscape in Congress. The nation has properly focused and must continue to focus on issues arising from the fight against terrorism, on defense and security, recovery and rebuilding. At the same time, we…



Resolution on Advancing Women’s Rights

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  • Posted on February 24, 2002

  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) urges the United States to ratify the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), a landmark Convention that has been ratified by 168 countries, including Israel.  The U.S. is the only industrial country failing to ratify the Convention, and is in the…



Resolution on Making Poverty Reduction a Primary Goal of TANF Reauthorization

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  • Posted on February 24, 2002

  The 1996 welfare law transformed the nation’s social policy, changing several welfare-related programs and replacing the entitlement to cash assistance with a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, which made benefits contingent on work. While these laws have helped low-income families move from welfare to work, millions have not received the assistance needed…



Careful Consideration of Judicial Nominees

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  • Posted on February 18, 2002

The United States has long taken pride in its independent judiciary. The judicial branch of the federal government is responsible for the administration of justice through conducting civil and criminal trials and handling appeals and plays a critical role in interpreting our laws and deciding whether they are constitutional. Our cohesion as a nation depends…



Membership

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  • Posted on February 18, 2002

RESOLVED: That JCPA consider for membership as a national member agency, Jewish organizations whose activities are national in scope and have a significant community relations component.  Among the factors to be considered by the Membership Committee in deciding whether to recommend admission as a national member agency are: the nature and scope of the applicant’s…