Key Theme: Social Service

Buddhist

DharmaNet: Engaged Buddhist Resources
“A directory of DharmaDharma means religion, religious duty, religious teaching. The word dharma comes from a Sanskrit root meaning “to uphold, support, bear,” thus dharma is that order of things which informs the whole world, from the laws of nature to the inner workings ... centers, organizations, and practice groups.”
http://www.dharmanet.org/engaged.htm

Interfaith

Interfaith Peace Initiatives
This set of links represents a sampling of religious and inter-religious communities that have taken peace activism as one of their missions.
http://www.pluralism.org/research/profiles/display.php?profile=74421

Jewish

American Jewish World Service
An international development organization motivated by Judaism’s imperative to pursue justice.
http://ajws.org/index.cfm?section_id=15

HebrewHebrew is the ancient language of the Israelites in which the Bible and most of Jewish liturgy is written. Immigrant Aid Society
The “oldest international migration and refugee resettlement agency in the U.S.,” with a mission of “rescue, reunion, and resettlement” for Jewish immigrants and refugees.
http://www.hias.org/

Jewish Coalition for Service
Dedicated to inspiring the Jewish community to participate in volunteer service.
http://werepair.org/

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
A Chicago-based organization providing educational resources and hands-on opportunities to “combat poverty, racism and anti-SemitismAnti-Semitism means literally “opposed to Semites” although it has always referred specifically to Jews. Modern anti-Semitism arose in Europe toward the end of the 19th century, coalescing social, racial, and religious theories that denigrated the Jew... in partnership with Chicago’s diverse communities.”
http://www.jcua.org/site/PageServer

Religious Action Center of Reform JudaismJudaism is the worldview, the way of life, and the religious practice of the Jewish people, living in covenant with God and in response to Torah, the laws and ethics which guide the pattern of Jewish life. Jews today interpret their three thousand year ol...
A “hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity” in Washington, DC.
http://rac.org/Articles/index.cfm?id=457&pge_prg_id=7037

Muslim

Islamic Social Services Association of Canada
An organization that fosters the relationship between social services in the U.S. and Canada to provide Muslims with a network of support.
http://www.issaservices.com/

Muslim Public Service Network
A summer internship program designed to cultivate an understanding of the U.S. political arena among Muslim students.
http://www.muslimpublicservice.org

Other

Pluralism Project: Religious Diversity News
Our database of archived news articles searched by key theme.
—Social Action: http://www.pluralism.org/news/key_theme/22