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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 2016 Workers' Voice Tour: "Boycott Wendy's!" March 21, 2016 1:07 PM by Nicholas Laccetti
    For years, United Methodists have supported the efforts of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and their allies to persuade maj… Read More
  5. Experience Ministry with the Poor! Register for a Regional Training Today! March 21, 2016 12:21 PM by Nicholas Laccetti
    The best way to understand the features of Ministry With is to experience a transformational ministry in action. Three of this year's Mi… Read More
  6. Homeless Encampments and Community in Woodinville, WA December 29, 2015 12:27 PM by Nicholas Laccetti
    When there was "no room at the inn" for someone like her, Mary was forced to give birth to Jesus in a manger, out in the cold and among … Read More
  7. Get Involved with the Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville, NC November 09, 2015 9:28 AM by Nicholas Laccetti
    The Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville, NC is a remarkable Ministry with the Poor mission of the Western North Carolina Conference… Read More
  8. John Flowers on "Street Smarts for Church Folk" October 23, 2015 12:46 PM by Nicholas Laccetti
    Seasoned Ministry with the Poor practitioner John Flowers shares a telling anecdote on the importance of street smarts for those engagin… 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.