Blog

  1. Saved from Meritocracy (Part 1) June 28, 2013 10:51 AM by Katelin Hansen
    Editor's Note: The following was originally posted on Katelin Hansen's Blog, By Their Strange Fruit and has been reposted with her permi… Read More
  2. Listening well as a person of privilege: Solidarity first, collaborative problem-solving later May 24, 2013 9:00 AM by Christena Cleveland
    Editor's Note: An integral part of Ministry with the Poor is learning to listen. For many of us, deep  empathic, non-judgmental lis… Read More
  3. Listening well as a person of privilege: Recognize that the rules are different for you May 17, 2013 11:18 AM by Christena Cleveland
    Editor's Note: An integral part of Ministry with the Poor is learning to listen. For many of us, deep  empathic, non-judgmental lis… Read More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Waiting for Midnight... And Daybreak December 17, 2011 3:00 PM by Neelley Hicks
    As midnight approached, shoppers were ready to hit the aisles. Store managers had shelves stocked and extra personnel were ready to hand… 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. Deserved Attention December 02, 2011 10:19 AM by Marissa Emrich
    Each and every day so many people spend their time helping others. But for some reason, their efforts are not deemed as worthy of attent… 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.