1. Beyond Streets, Prisons and Broken Community: Building the Beloved Community September 13, 2013 3:01 PM by Autumn Dennis
    This article is the second in a series of reflections on my experience this summer living and working at the Open Door Community in Atla… Read More
  2. Health Care Access May 23, 2013 12:55 PM by Katelin Hansen
    This blog originally appeared on January 16, 2011 on Katelin Hansen's Blog, By Their Strange Fruit, and is reprinted here with her permi… Read More
  3. Tears and Other Acts of Repentance May 10, 2012 4:45 PM by Christie House
     At a dinner last night (April 26) hosted by the Native American Comprehensive plan, more than 50 people gathered from about 20 dif… Read More
  4. Bunnies and Chicks: Resurrection and New Life April 04, 2012 7:30 AM by Rev. N. Neelley Hicks
    Dedicated to those who bear witness In Old Mutare, Zimbabwe, bunnies and chicks are much more than signs of Easter– they’re… Read More
  5. Easter Memories: Escaping the Commercial Trap April 02, 2012 11:30 AM by Jerri Savuto
    As I am in the US for the first time in many years, I find myself longing for the simplicity of Maua, Kenya, during Easter time. There E… Read More
  6. The Haiti Earthquake and The Network of Mutuality February 10, 2012 2:00 PM by Joshua Clough
    In 1963, from the Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We ar… Read More
  7. 11 de septiembre 2011 September 12, 2011 12:38 PM by Becky Harrell
    Editor's Note: Poverty is so often linked with violence and exploitation. War, violence and terrorism are so often linked to poverty. &n… Read More

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. economic justice
  2. Mutuality
  3. UMC
  4. diversity
  5. relational
  6. Solidarity
  7. Transformational
  8. Companionship
  9. reconciliation
  10. Social Holiness
  11. Jobs
  12. poverty rate
  13. Causes of poverty
  14. gender
  15. Jim Crow Laws
  16. mission theology
  17. Education
  18. Latin America
  19. Healing
  20. Love Incarnate
  21. Food Stamps
  22. 61st Avenue UMC
  23. General Conference
  24. General Board of Church and Society
  25. Criminal Justice