November 19, 2020 | by Admin
Faith and political leaders across the country joined MAZON this week for a virtual Jewish Clergy Justice Mission (JCJM) gathering. The annual event normally takes place in Washington, DC and is a time for participants to learn about hunger in America through a Jewish lens, engage in advocacy and policy training, and meet with members of Congress and their staff about these issues on Capitol Hill.
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño was invited to engage in a panel discussion around how faith-driven movements related to hunger and poverty are addressing systemic racial injustice. Mr. Anwar Kahn, President of Islamic Relief USA, joined Bishop Carcaño on the panel which was moderated by Samuel Chu, a nationally recognized organizer for social change who currently directs the state advocacy and organizing for MAZON.
Asked why she chose to participate in this event Bishop Carcaño shared, "As Jews, Muslims and Christians we are bound together by Abraham and Sarah in whom we find our spiritual roots. Together we are called to live our faith commitment to compassion, mercy and justice by working to alleviate hunger and human suffering in the world with particular concern for the impact of systemic racial injustice on our broken world.”
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is an national advocacy organization inspired by Jewish values and ideals that works to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the US and Israel.
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