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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Global Poverty

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Global Poverty

Reaffirming the Value of All Lives on World Refugee Day
Posted on Wednesday June 17, 2015

This Saturday, June 20, is World Refugee Day. According to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention, a refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country due to “a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.” Many refugees are also in […]

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The Global, Moral Call to Ending Extreme Poverty
Posted on Wednesday April 08, 2015

The Religious Action Center is proud to join the World Bank and 30 other faith organizations in the work to end extreme poverty around the world by 2030. RAC Director Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner participated at a meeting of faith leaders at the World Bank out of which this new initiative has grown. Along with other religious, human rights, […]

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Why I Joined the Fight Against Malaria
Posted on Tuesday April 07, 2015

By Dan Skallman Before I joined the Nothing But Nets team, I lived and worked in a rural farming community in eastern Senegal. Although nearly everyone I worked with was a farmer, one topic of conversation in the community was even more prevalent than the coming harvest – malaria. Farmers, who make up around 65 […]

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Support a Strong Climate Agreement
Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

The UN Climate Summit, set to take place in New York City on September 23rd, is meant to catalyze action on climate change and mobilize political will for a strong global climate treaty at the Paris 2015 United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). While international negotiations have proven challenging in the past, we […]

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