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  1. Child Theology: Five ways to be a child-friendly church May 21, 2014 10:08 AM by Elizabeth S. Tapia
    Editor's Note: The following post was originally published on Mission Musings, the blog of the General Board of Global Ministries, and h… Read More
  2. Fasting for the First House of Mexico March 20, 2014 4:06 PM by Rev. John Fanestil
    Editor's Note: The following post originally appeared on March 5, 2014 on John Fanestil's Blog, Across the Lines, and is reprinted here … Read More
  3. What Do I Tell My Son about Trayvon Martin, Revisited July 22, 2013 9:24 AM by Bill Mefford
    Editor's Note: The following was originally posted on Bill Mefford's blog, Jeremiah Weeping and has been re-posted with his permission. … Read More
  4. The Cost of Being Poor (part 2) May 08, 2013 8:53 AM by Katelin Hansen
    This is the second of a two-part series on the high cost of being poor in the United States. See part 1 for a discussion of the cost of … Read More
  5. We Are Family May 16, 2012 10:30 AM by Rev. N. Neelley Hicks
    Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mot… Read More
  6. Mother's Week: Undervaluing Women May 10, 2012 2:42 PM by Anne Marie Roderick
    There is a beautiful story that some Christians have learned to tell about motherhood. This story is one of strength, faith, sacrifice, … Read More
  7. In Their Shoes: Poverty Simulations Helps Servants Do Ministry With, not To May 09, 2012 12:12 PM by Jessica Connor
    Imagine for a moment that you are a mother of two working 10 hours a day as a minimum-wage secretary. You are the breadwinner of your ho… Read More
  8. Giving Back April 18, 2012 10:00 AM by Mary Zigbuo
    After the community awareness forum ended, I observed her trying to get my attention from the opposite side of the Fellowship Hall. We w… 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.