University Jewish Chaplaincy

Social Action projects throughout the UK

Our 12 Chaplains will this winter run seminars and projects so that university students throughout the UK learn about Judaism's take on social justice and human rights. This will be made relevant by discussing modern slavery and poverty, and by students donating time and food to help local causes.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 October 2015 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1126031)

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Situation

Local charities desperately need volunteers to help run soup kitchens, to donate items and to volunteer in local community institutions like hospitals and old age homes. Chaplaincy wants to energise students to give of themselves by choosing what sort of volunteering interests them. The hook is that using the expertise of our Chaplains, we encourage students to think of social action in a universal, rather than just a local, context, by leading seminars about modern poverty and rights.

Solution

Chaplains minister to thousands of students every year, and educating them about religion is a practical, world enhancing job, not simply to make students aware of their faith; but how to use their teachings to help solve social problems. By galvanising students to contribute to local causes, by thinking in an outward looking way, we will not only help to alleviate local injustices and to help those in need, but will also help to mould future generations of leaders in social change.