Posts Tagged ‘poverty’

Metro Detroit Jews at a Poor People’s Campaign event PHOTO BY NINA CHACKER. Michigan PPC

Essay: Leading Michigan Poor People’s Campaign

Dozens of rabbis and lay leaders join together for social justice. This summer, interfaith clergy and lay leaders gathered to revitalize the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) through six acts of nonviolent civil disobedience paired with songful, impassioned rallies. Each weekly action in May and June focused on one of…

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Supporters of the Poor People’s Campaign.

DJJ at the Poor People’s Campaign

Praying With My Feet For the past two Mondays, I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of joining the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) in Lansing as part of its “40 Days of Moral Action.” The PPC is committed to the lofty goals of ending the “four evils of racism, militarism, poverty and environmental devastation,” and recognizes…

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JFS established group homes for the elderly.

JFS Historical Highlights

1928  The Jewish Social Service Bureau is incorporated to promote “family welfare and welfare of children among the Jewish people of Detroit and environs.” 1930s The first Homemaker Service Program in Michigan is started to serve children in homes with an ill or absent mother. 1940s The agency’s focus with children shifted to foster care…

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