In your editorial about the tragic Gulf of Mexico oil spill, you neglect to mention that several Jewish organizations are responding to the spill as part of their work on energy policy (“Oil Spill Reveals Crude Conundrum,” May 28). My organization, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL), issues regular updates about the spill. Jewish Funds for Justice has set up a fund for those communities most affected. The Religious Action Center of the Reform Movement (the RAC) is blogging about it. The Shalom Center is also calling for action.
Thursday, February 5th, 2009
James Besser in Washington
President Barack Obama unveiled his revamped faith based initiative today, but the rollout left a lot of questions for Jewish groups that have been bitter adversaries on questions surrounding government funding for religious health and social service providers.