A Jewish Perspective by Leonie Lewis, FbRN Trustee
Social action is a response to delivering a range of programmes and activities that are required to sustain a community. They are frequently associated with creating a better society and improving the lives of all, especially those disadvantaged
In Judaism I understand this as our responsibility to one another within & outside our own faith community and & see faith social action as innovative programmatic opportunities that encourage participation and volunteering and at its heart is the notion of responsibility and reciprocity.
Judaism has several words that describe social action
Tzedakah, meaning charity, but really meaning justice, Mitzvah, meaning command but frequently translated as good deed, Hessed acts of Kindness and Tikkun Olam, repair of the world.