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7/23/091
Poverty!It’s a Matter of Faith
Alabama Poverty Project
Poverty! It’s a Matter of Faith
 
A Call to Action
 
Sacred Texts Overview
 
Judaism
 
Christianity
 
Islam
 
Religious Perspective on Economic and Public Policy
 
Books/Articles
 
Teaching Materials
 
Additional Resources
 
Books/Articles
 
Links
 
Events
 
Upcoming APP Events
 
Past APP Events
 
7/23/092
Poverty! It’s a Matter of Faith
 
A Call to Action
 
Judaism—Tikkun Olam “Repair the World” and Tzedekah “Charity”
 
Deuteronomy 15:11—“
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For the poor shall never cease out of the land;therefore I command thee, saying: 'Thou shalt surely open thy hand untothy poor and needy brother, in thy land.’”
 
Christianity
 
Matthew 34:34-40—“
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For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and youinvited me in,
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I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and youlooked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…
40
"The King willreply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of thesebrothers of mine, you did for me.”
 
Islam—Sadaqa and Zakat
 
Surah 9:60The obligatory charity shall be only for the poor and the needy, and for those who work to collect it, and to influence hearts (to belief), for ransoming captives, and debtors in the Way of Allah and the destitutetraveler. It is an obligation from Allah. Allah is Knowing, Wise.
Poverty! It’s a Matter of Faith
 
Judaism—Tikkun Olam and Tzedekah
 
Deuteronomy 15:11—“
11
For the poor shall never cease out of the land; therefore I command thee, saying: 'Thou shalt surelyopen thy hand unto thy poor and needy brother, in thy land.’”
 
Articles
 
The History of Tikkun Olam—Rabbi Jill Jacobs
 
Jewish Reconstructionist Federation Omer Study InitiativeCompilation of Tikkun Olam Hunger and Poverty Text
 
Tikkun Olam for a New Generation—Rabbi Greg Harris
 
How to Fight Poverty—Rabbi Jill Jacobs
 
Providing, Food, Clothing and Shelter—Rabbi Steven Bayar 
 
Making Synagogues Vessels of 
Tikkun Olam—Rabbi Mordechai Liebling 
 
Tzedakah Collectives—Rabbi Mordechai Liebling 
 
7/23/093
Poverty! It’s a Matter of Faith
 
Teaching Materials
 
The Tzedek Partner Program: Learning, Giving, and Organizing for SocialJustice
 
http://www.jewishjustice.org/download/section71/povertycurriculum.pdf  
 
One Campaign
 
http://www.one.org/us/onesabbath/jewish.html 
 
100 Days Torah Guide
 
Shabbat Torah Guide
 
Small Group Study Guide
 
Links
 
National Organizations
 
Jewish Funds for Justice—http://www.jewishjustice.org/index.php 
 
Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger—www.mazon.org 
 
Jewish Council for Public Affairs—www.jewishpublicaffairs.org 
 
Alabama Organizations
 
Birmingham Jewish Federation—www.bjf.org 
 
Collat Jewish Family Services—http://www.cjfsbham.org/ 
 
Poverty! It’s a Matter of Faith
 
Christianity
 
Matthew 34:34-40—“
35
For I was hungry and you gave mesomething to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something todrink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
36
I needed clothesand you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I wasin prison and you came to visit me…
40
"The King will reply, 'I tellyou the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of thesebrothers of mine, you did for me.”
 
Articles
 
The Imperative of Made in the Image: A Bible Study Regardingthe Church’s Response to Poverty—Alabama Poverty Project
 
Statement on Poverty—Christian Churches Together 
 
Blessed Are the Poor?—Rev. Jim Evans
 
The Voice of Faith Necessary in Social Issues—Rev. Jim Evans

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