Category Archive for: Issues

Can a person have a fair chance without access to housing?

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 4, 2016

This week is National Reentry week, a time when the Department of Justice and other federal agencies, returning citizens, and advocates work to raise awareness of our nation’s need to reform our criminal justice system and better reintegrate formerly incarcerated individuals into society. In the United States, nearly 100 million adults have criminal records and…



United Nations General Assembly Special Session

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 4, 2016

United Nations General Assembly Special Session, or UNGASS, is a meeting of UN member states to assess and debate global issues, and, last week, there was a special session held on global drug policy at the UN headquarters in New York. The last time a special session on drugs was held in 1998, its focus…



The Green Climate Fund

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 4, 2016

This month, 125 faith organizations joined together to pen a letter to our elected officials in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in support of the 2017 appropriations for the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The Green Climate Fund – with contributions from both developing and developed countries – provides resources for sustainable development…



The Passover Seder

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 4, 2016

This Friday, communities throughout the world will be celebrating the first night of Passover. This holiday is rich in symbolism and history and touches on many themes that are meaningful for us today.  Over the next couple of weeks, JCRC’s across the country are hosting community Seders that relate some of the themes of the…



Conference Call on Intersectionality

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 4, 2016

Last week, the Israel Action Network (IAN) partnered with JCPA and the JCRC of San Francisco for a webinar that explored the concept of intersectionality and how it relates to the Jewish and pro-Israel community.  According to David Bernstein, President & CEO of JCPA,  in his op-ed on the subject, “Intersectionality holds that various forms…



Celebrate an Earth Day Passover

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 4, 2016

Passover is just around the corner! This year, Passover falls on Earth Day and also at the same time that the U.S. will sign a historic greenhouse gas emissions reductions agreement. As a celebration of Passover and our Jewish environmental values, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life has created an Earth Justice Haggadah…



COEJL Webinar on the Green Climate Fund

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 4, 2016

The Green Climate Fund sits at the intersection of the Jewish obligations to protect the poor and to safeguard the earth. How can you get involved in environmental advocacy and #ActOnClimate? Listen as representatives from Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish environmental advocacy organizations engage in a webinar and provide the 101 on ongoing international climate change…



Terror in Pakistan

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 4, 2016

A suicide bombing on Sunday killed dozens and wounded hundreds in a city park in Lahore, Pakistan. Jamaat-e-Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack, explaining that the goal was to kill Christians, a minority religious group in Pakistan. JCPA is outraged by any attempt to persecute individuals or groups…



What You Need To Know: The Iran Sanctions Act

by Administrator

  • Posted on April 27, 2016

What You Need To Know: The Iran Sanctions Act Now that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program has been implemented, the United States government must grapple with two interrelated issues: assuring that Iran does not violate any part of the agreement and responding to dangerous actions by Iran that are…



What You Need To Know: The Paris Agreement

by Administrator

  • Posted on April 27, 2016

What You Need To Know: The Paris Agreement  Background: The Paris Agreement is… A plan for the reduction of greenhouse gases by the international community in order to limit global temperature rise and the impacts of climate change around the world. This Friday, April 22, in New York City at the United Nations, 60 world…