If you take a close look at global poverty, you’ll find that many of the systems that perpetuate inequality and injustice originate right here at home. If we’re part of the problem, then we have a responsibility to do something about it. This issue of AJWS Reports is about finding our place on the global justice map, and taking action to build a better world. Click here to download the full publication.
An allegory for contemporary food aid policy, found in the biblical story of Joseph and the famine of Egypt.
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American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization motivated by Judaism’s imperative to pursue justice. AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. Through grants to grassroots organizations, volunteer service, advocacy and education, AJWS fosters civil society, sustainable development and human rights for all people, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship within the Jewish community.
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Join the chorus on Global Voices, AJWS’s new blog about grassroots development and global justice.
Watch recent Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee speak about her work as a peace activist, her relationship with AJWS, and her vision for the future.
You’ve heard about AJWS’s campaign, Reverse Hunger. Listen to what Ruth Messinger has to say about food justice.
Coming this fall! “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” an exhibit presented by AJWS and the L.A. Skirball Cultural Center.