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  1. Welcoming the Stranger: The 2016 Ministry with the Poor Experiential Training at Church and Community Development for All People, Columbus, Ohio November 03, 2016 1:34 PM by Rev. Greg Henneman
    Welcoming the stranger is more than an act of kindness. Exhibiting radical hospitality is not for the sake of the unfamiliar person alon… Read More
  2. Unity and Community Across Differences: A Reflection on the Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville, NC November 03, 2016 11:41 AM by Dustin Mailman
    A few weeks ago, I brought a group of students from the Appalachian State Wesley Foundation to Asheville with the intention to serve wit… Read More
  3. From the Haywood Street Congregation: A Reflection on Dignity and Homelessness August 04, 2016 1:38 PM by Maureen Simon
    This reflection was originally published in the newsletter of the Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville, NC. It is republished here w… Read More
  4. Fighting Poverty and Creating Opportunity: Ministry with the Poor Experiential Training at Cass Community UMC, Detroit, MI July 07, 2016 10:43 AM by Nicholas Laccetti
    On a warm spring day in May, as flowers and weeds sprouted through the cracks in the streets of Detroit, clergy, lay people, and activis… Read More
  5. Experiencing the Downtown Welcome Table: Ministry with the Poor Training at the Haywood Street Congregation July 05, 2016 11:07 AM by Nicholas Laccetti
    The Haywood Street Congregation was formed seven years ago, after long-time members of the dwindling congregation at th… Read More
  6. The Power of WITH June 27, 2016 2:27 PM by Rev. Greg Henneman
    Originally posted on Looked with Compassion. Reposted with permission. Yesterday I had the honor of speaking at the Unitarian Universal… Read More
  7. New Report: Multidimensional Poverty and Race in America April 15, 2016 11:45 AM by Nicholas Laccetti
    An important report published yesterday examines poverty across "multiple dimensions for adults aged 25 to 61." Although poverty is "typ… Read More
  8. Ministry with the Poor & the Flint Water Crisis March 30, 2016 12:00 PM by Rev. Dr. Tommy McDoniel
    Ministry with our neighbors is based on building heathy, long-term relationships as the love of Christ is lived out in daily life. Minis… Read More
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About This Blog

Read and comment on a range of personal reflections and perspectives about poverty and Ministry with the Poor. Our goal is to attract diverse voices and points of view from United Methodists and friends, including people and communities living in conditions of poverty, other experts, religious leaders, community organizers, advocates, policy makers, volunteers, and all engaged in Ministry with the Poor.