The upcoming Passover holiday compels us to consider how to eradicate the equivalent of modern-day slavery right here in Seattle.
Talking frankly about poverty is an important first step.
Clips from a lively chat about politics and religion with Simon Greer and Professor David Domke.
Missed the text study at the religion and food conversation? A glimpse into the Talmud's complicated perspective on farming.
Food is deeply ingrained in Jewish culture because it reminds us of our own survival. Hannah Pressman asks whether our love of bagels can lead to positive change in the world.
Ruth Messinger and Dan Chirot explore the opportunities and challenges of foreign aid to Africa.
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Some background context about Simon Greer's work to help prepare for Conversation #2!
Reflections of the lecture from Ruth Messinger and Prof. Dan Chirot that started off our series in Justice and Judaism.
So many of the countries have weak civil societies — with too few non-governmental organizations to help — and with weak governments it is often hard to get things done. This means that foreign aid projects need to focus on promoting civil society, on helping people make appropriate technological improvements, ...
Daniel Chirot worked as a consultant for CARE in Niger in 2000 promoting civil society organizations. He worked as a consultant for CARE in the Ivory Coast in 2003-2004 and briefly in 2006 during the civil war there, also helping to organize local organizations to improve their situations at a ...