(See JTA article http://jta.org/news/article/2008/12/03/1001338/thre)
ONE is Americans of all beliefs and every walk of life - united as ONE - to help make poverty history. We are a campaign of over 2.4 million people and growing from all 50 states and over 100 of America's most well-known and respected non-profit, advocacy and humanitarian organizations. As ONE, we are raising public awareness about the issues of global poverty, hunger, disease and efforts to fight such problems in the world's poorest countries. As ONE, we are asking our leaders to do more to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. ONE believes that allocating more of the U.S. budget toward providing basic needs like health, education, clean water and food would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the world's poorest countries.
JRF’s resources (including the JRF Omer Initiative on Hunger and Poverty, and One Sabbath Torah Guide contributions from Larry Bush, Jeffery Dekor, Rabbi Lewis Eron, Abby Weinberg Rabbi Ezra Weinberg, Carol Towarnicky) are now part of the toolkit available through ONE to organize a ONE Sabbath event at your house of worship.
Also watch the new international multi-faith video ONE has produced with religious leaders speaking on this issue, including the Reconstructionist movement:
Check out what ONE members of faith are doing for World Malaria Day, April 2010 and a great new video: http://www.one.org/us/onesabbath/worldmalariaday.html
ONE is nonpartisan; there's only one side in the fight against global AIDS and extreme poverty. Working on the ground in communities, colleges and churches across the United States, ONE members both educate and ask America's leaders to increase efforts to fight global AIDS and extreme poverty, from the U.S. budget and presidential elections to specific legislation on debt cancellation, increasing effective international assistance, making trade fair, and fighting corruption.
• Eradicating malaria;
• Improving child and maternal health;
• Reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis;
• Achieving universal primary education; and
• Providing access to food and clean water for all.
If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
-- Isaiah 58:10
Together, as people of faith, we can bring light where there is darkness and answer the call to bring hope and justice to the world's poorest people.
Rabbi Shawn Zevit,
For additional resources on ending hunger and poverty see: http://www.jrf.org/hunger