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  1. My Brush with Brutality and Love January 17, 2012 8:28 PM by Rev. John Helmiere
    Author’s note: As my story continues to be read, may we not forget the exploitation of the port truckers and that the kind of… Read More
  2. 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
  3. My Religious Experience on Wall Street October 26, 2011 10:00 AM by John Collins
    Last week [Oct. 3-9], I took a walk on Wall Street and had myself a religious experience.  My wife, Sheila, and I had decided to jo… Read More
  4. Breaking the Silence October 21, 2011 4:10 PM by Joe Hopkins
    On Saturday night I joined Occupy Chicago in Grant Park, in solidarity with my brothers and sisters of the 99 percent across the world.&… 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.