1. An Occasional Word March 04, 2011 12:00 AM by Bishop Charles Crutchfield
    Dear Friends:These are only some of the facts. I am not a fast reader, but in the two minutes it takes me to read aloud these “occ… Read More
  2. Love Illustrated: “The Eye of the Beholder” February 22, 2011 12:00 AM by Neelley Hicks
    One of my favorite episodes of The Twilight Zone is “The Eye of the Beholder” where a woman undergoes multiple surgeries to … Read More
  3. Eliminating Poverty October 12, 2010 12:00 AM by Bishop Peggy A. Johnson
    One of the four denominational “Foci” is “Ministry with the Poor.” For the past two days I attended a “Pov… Read More
  4. Extreme Poverty June 01, 2010 12:00 AM by Bishop Timothy Whitaker
    The theme of the 2010 Florida Annual Conference is “Transforming the World by Eradicating Extreme Poverty.”  You may be… 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.


  1. ministry
  2. dignity
  3. the most vulnerable
  4. Social Justice
  5. Social Change
  6. Eradication of Poverty
  7. diversity
  8. relational
  9. hunger
  10. global health
  11. Income Inequality
  12. Transformational
  13. Companionship
  14. reconciliation
  15. Church For All People
  16. Social Holiness
  17. gender
  18. Jim Crow Laws
  19. mission theology
  20. Economic Security
  21. Kingdom of God
  22. Discipleship
  23. food justice
  24. outsider
  25. Latin America