“As people of faith, we believe that we have a responsibility to be caretakers of Divine creation,” the groups wrote.
More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the People’s Climate March on Sunday, billed the ‘largest mobilization’ of its kind. And Jews will be leading the charge.
While it may seem like an unlikely target for a swell of Jewish activism, the Farm Bill—which dictates U.S. law on everything from agriculture to food stamps to biofuels—is packed with policies that go against the grain of Jewish ethics. The bill is up for debate and reauthorization this year, and six Jewish organizations are seizing the opportunity to call for reforms that they feel will go a long way toward achieving their Torah-inspired visions of food justice. Even though they’re each tackling a different aspect of the bill, they’ve recently joined forces to maximize their power and mobilize their constituents toward a common goal.