1. Mission is Conversation August 01, 2013 8:50 AM by Kara Crawford
    Editor's Note: The following originally appeared in the July/August 2013 edition of New World Outlook, the mission magazine of The Unite… Read More
  2. 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
  3. Love Illustrated: Alternative Reality (Part 2) February 09, 2012 8:15 PM by Rev. N. Neelley Hicks
    Lately I’ve been thinking about this and that, but especially “the other.” Jesus gravitated toward others who society … Read More
  4. Tall Trees & Barren Spaces July 18, 2011 8:00 AM by Neelley Hicks
    Walking through a neighborhood the other day, my husband noticed how beautiful a large oak tree was, but lamented that the yard around i… Read More
  5. House Notes: Caring for Women, Sierra Leone (Part 4: Kissy United Methodist Hospital—Up to the Present and Beyond) July 12, 2011 7:00 AM by Christie House
    Kissy United Methodist Hospital went through a period of decline in the late 1980s, and like Rotifunk, was affected by the civil uprisin… Read More
  6. House Notes: Caring For Mothers: Sierra Leone (Part 3: The Development of Kissy United Methodist Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone) July 11, 2011 7:00 AM by Christie House
    In 1974, the Board of Global Ministries of the Swedish United Methodist Church assigned Ruth Lind, a nurse/midwife, to Freetown, Sierra … Read More
  7. House Notes: Caring for Mothers, Sierra Leone (Part 2: The Development of Rotifunk Hospital) July 08, 2011 7:00 AM by Christie House
    In 1891, the Women’s Missionary Association of the United Brethren in Christ sent Dr. Marietta Hatfield of Miami County Ohio to th… Read More
  8. House Notes: Caring for Mothers, Sierra Leone (Part 1: Introduction to United Methodist Maternal Health Ministries in Sierra Leone) July 07, 2011 6:39 AM by Christie House
    A woman’s chances of surviving while giving birth are about 1 in 4,300 in the developed world and 1 in 31 in Sub-Saharan Africa. I… 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.


  1. community
  2. mission
  3. children
  4. UMC
  5. us and them
  6. living on the margins
  7. Privilege
  8. self and other
  9. hospitality
  10. worship
  11. Stigma
  12. stereotyping
  13. Policy
  14. Methodism
  15. Discipleship
  16. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
  17. Values
  18. Prison
  19. Minorities
  20. underemployment
  21. Food Stamps
  22. General Conference
  23. Training
  24. Columbus, Ohio
  25. North Carolina