Karaite entails being concerned about social justice:
22:22 " You shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child."
24:19 "When you reap your harvest in your field, and forget a sheaf
in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the stranger,
the fatherless, and the widow, that the LORD your God may bless you
in all the work of your hands."
Deuteronomy 27:19 'Cursed [is] the one who perverts the justice due
the stranger, the fatherless, and widow.'
68:5 A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, [Is] God in His
1:17 Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the
fatherless, Plead for the widow.
3:5 And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness
Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those
who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who
turn away an alien -- Because they do not fear Me," Says the LORD of
It is, obviously,
our duty as Karaites to actively promote and support social justice; however,
this is not always easy to do. Many, if not most, of the private organizations
that feed the poor, and promote social justice are run by Christian organizations
with ulterior motives (i.e., to gain converts). We are clearly forbidden
from supporting these organizations, despite their good efforts. Below,
is a list of organizations that support social justice, but do not support
the Christian church's over-riding goal of global conversion.
Hunger Site - A place to donate food to be distributed through the
United Nations World Food Programme.
Aid - Through powerful
public-private partnerships, in alliance with Internet users,
Netaid.org is creating the largest global online community acting on
extreme poverty worldwide.