1. 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

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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.


  1. Relationships
  2. mission
  3. children
  4. homelessness
  5. dignity
  6. marginalize
  7. us and them
  8. Social Justice
  9. Social Change
  10. Systems and Structures
  11. Partnership
  12. Neighbors
  13. worship
  14. stereotyping
  15. UMCOR
  16. Policy
  17. Wesley
  18. Education
  19. Love Incarnate
  20. Food Stamps
  21. Theology
  22. United Methodist Women
  23. Rural Areas
  24. interconnectedness
  25. Criminal Justice