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  1. Love in Action March 29, 2012 11:35 AM by Rev. Jeffry Wells
    God calls us to love, not merely in our thoughts or in our words or in our feelings, but in action. In Paul’s Letter to the Phili… Read More
  2. Words Lifted Up March 15, 2012 2:00 PM by Rev. Michael Livingston
    A reflection on I Samuel 3:1-20 The Rev. Michael Livingston, who directs the National Council of Churches Poverty Initiative, delivered… Read More
  3. 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
  4. A Methodist Pastor Recalls Dr. King February 09, 2012 2:10 PM by Rev. Ralph Lord Roy
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. appeared tired and hot as he looked at us through prison bars. It was July 1962, 50 years ago this summer. Ra… Read More
  5. Disenfranchising Poor Voters: Modern Day Poll Taxes January 16, 2012 9:15 AM by Rev. N. Neelley Hicks
    What would Dr. Martin Luther King have to say about state laws requiring government issued photo IDs? This question came up when Sixty … Read More
  6. Reflecting on a Heroic Prophet: The Unfinished Work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 12, 2012 3:58 PM by Bishop Kenneth L. Carder
    “Bishop, name one of your heroes,” requested a teenager during a question and answer session at a conference youth event. A… Read More
  7. Commentary from Occupy Oakland: Ordinary people doing extraordinary things December 16, 2011 3:35 PM by Sandy Gess
    OAKLAND, Calif. (UMNS) — A handmade sign caught my eye at the general strike march called by Occupy Oakland on Nov. 2. Held by a m… Read More
  8. The Crumbs We Leave Behind October 17, 2011 11:13 AM by Neelley Hicks
    Years ago, I visited an art museum in Memphis, Tennessee – meandering about until I found an exhibit on the civil rights movement.… 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.

Tags

  1. Justice
  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. young adults
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