Fighting Poverty with Faith is co-sponsored by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Catholic Charities USA, and the National Council of Churches USA, and endorsed by over 50 national faith-based organizations.
- The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is the representative voice of the organized Jewish community. The JCPA serves as a catalyst that heightens community awareness, encourages civic and social involvement, and deliberates key issues of importance to the Jewish community. For more than sixty-five years, the JCPA has identified issues, formulated policy, developed strategies and programs, and given expression to a strongly united Jewish communal voice on a wide range of domestic and international issues. The JCPA has an unparalleled capacity to mobilize grassroots activism through our network of 14 national organizations and 125 local Jewish Community Relations Councils.
- The Jewish community’s commitment to ending poverty is encapsulated in the Torah, where it is commanded, “If there is among you a poor man, one of your brethren… you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother” (Deuteronomy 15:7). Inspired by this commitment to care for and support the most vulnerable among us, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs advocates on behalf of low-income individuals through its national Confronting Poverty campaign.
- Catholic Charities USA is the national office for local Catholic Charities agencies and affiliates nationwide. Catholic Charities USA provides strong leadership and support to enhance the work of local agencies in their efforts to reduce poverty, support families, and empower communities. Catholic Charities USA’s members provide help and create hope for more than 9 million people of all faiths each year.
- Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States. The NCC’s member faith groups — from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches — include 45 million persons in more than 100,000 local congregations in communities across the nation.