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  1. What Does Creation Care Have To Do With Our Mission? March 05, 2014 5:00 PM by Elizabeth S. Tapia
    Editor's Note: The following is a reflection by Elizabeth Tapia based on the February 25, 2014 Tea & Theology, a monthly staff gathe… Read More
  2. One-Handed Thanks is Still Good Enough May 15, 2012 5:46 PM by Christie House
    Missionary pilot Jacques Umembudi, with the Wings of the Morning Aviation Ministry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, [was] a dele… Read More
  3. An Inconvenient Ministry February 09, 2012 2:00 PM by Linda Unger
    While traveling to the UMCOR/Global Ministries’ Ministry with the Poor program in rural Philippines, I learned the meaning of the … Read More
  4. Offering Support (and Chocolate) for Valentine's Day February 06, 2012 9:10 AM by Linda Bloom
    In 2003, I met a soft-spoken farmer from the Dominican Republic who convinced me that the phrase “fair trade” is not just an… Read More
  5. Ministry with the Poor Amidst Abundance October 11, 2011 1:18 PM by John McCullough
    The mission of Christ must always be understood in context. While we live in a period of obvious prosperity, nonetheless our times are m… Read More
  6. Neighbors and Family October 03, 2011 10:06 AM by Neelley Hicks
    [Editor's Note: This blog originally appeared on Ministry Among the Poor,  Neeley Hicks' blog at http://ministryamongthepoor.wordpr… Read More
  7. 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
  8. 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
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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.