1. Caring for Mothers: Ganta Hospital from the Ashes—Liberia, Part 4 August 15, 2011 12:01 AM by Christie House
    After the fighting had abated and a ceasefire was brokered in 2003, the Zigbuos reported that Ganta residents returning to the area foun… Read More
  2. Caring for Mothers: Civil War reaches Ganta—Liberia, Part 3 August 13, 2011 11:30 PM by Christie House
    In 1989, Liberia became entangled in a civil war that lasted 14 years. This war between the descendants of the freed slaves from the Uni… Read More
  3. Caring for Mothers: The Ganta Experiment--Liberia, Part 2 August 12, 2011 12:00 AM by Christie House
    The history of Ganta’s hospital, schools, and McCallister United Methodist Church (on the grounds) has been well documented. A cop… Read More
  4. Caring for Mothers: Ganta United Methodist Hospital, Liberia, Part 1 August 10, 2011 5:51 PM by Christie House
    Dr. Elma Jocson is a United Methodist missionary from the Philippines who spent about a decade working with the United Mission in Nepal.… Read More

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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.


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  2. transformation
  3. economic justice
  4. women
  5. inclusive
  6. Eradication of Poverty
  7. relational
  8. living on the margins
  9. missionary
  10. hunger
  11. Privilege
  12. global health
  13. Income Inequality
  14. Transformational
  15. General Board of Global Ministries
  16. Companionship
  17. reconciliation
  18. gender
  19. Jim Crow Laws
  20. Economic Security
  21. Health Care
  22. food justice
  23. prayer
  24. Leadership Development
  25. outsider