Recently, my wife and I attended a protest to express our opposition to President Trump’s executive order to ban refugees from the seven Muslim-majority countries on the list it contained. The protest was organized by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, along with many other Jewish and non-Jewish organizations co-sponsoring the event, which took place in […]
It is an easy thing to preach to the choir. They agree with you, affirm your hatred, anger, and even your ostracizing of the “fools” on the other side of the equation. This is politics right: actually no. And this has become the problem. We no longer know what politics is or how to make […]
This piece was written by Jaimie Dingus, one of the 2016-2017 Boston Bridge Fellows. When I was eight years old my family took a vacation to France over Christmas to visit my mom’s brother, a Foreign Service officer, and his family. I was too young to remember many of the details of that trip. It’s […]
We are delighted to present this issue on interfaith/multifaith environmental activism and teachings, expertly curated by the Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director of GreenFaith, a leading interfaith environmental organization. We at the JIRS are grateful to Fletcher, the folks at GreenFaith, and the many contributors to this issue for the wealth of perspectives we are […]
A brief introduction to Issue 19 by Sue Fendrick, Editor-in-Chief of the JIRS.
The twenty-four month period leading up to the Paris climate negotiations last December, also known as COP 21, represented, by almost any measure, a high water mark of the religious-environmental movement. Never before have religious groups around the world within such a concentrated period of time shown such a level of public support for environmental […]