Domestic Poverty

Articles

October 19, 2012

Today, the St. Francis Center in Denver is a long-established refuge for homeless men and women in Denver, providing a place where up to 800 individuals a day may come to shower, get a change of clothes, see a doctor, store their...

October 19, 2012

Urban Ministries of Durham has a long history in the downtown Durham community, and it’s intricately linked to Jubilee Ministry. With leadership from area faith communities, including Episcopal churches, the Urban Ministries Center was...

October 5, 2011

Dear Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, The Episcopal Church urges you to find budget solutions that do not further burden poor and vulnerable populations in the United States, refugees and displaced populations,...

April 27, 2011

Thank you for taking part in the EPPN’s Lenten Series this year. In case you missed any of the series, or if you had difficulty with any of the pages/links, they are all included below. Lent 1 - Renewing Our Commitment to the Poor:...

April 13, 2011

The recent economic downturn has resulted in an increase in the number of families enrolled in the Medicaid program, the jointly-funded federal-state program that provides health coverage for low-income children and adults, medical and...

March 30, 2011

Ziebach County in South Dakota is America's poorest county. Over 60% of its residents live at or below the poverty line. Its population of 2,500 is mostly made up Sioux Indians, and they have been hit by the lagging economy like everyone...

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One of the ways the Episcopal Church addresses domestic poverty is through its Jubilee network, which consists of over 600 Jubilee Ministry Centers. These centers empower the poor and oppressed in their communities by providing direct services, such as food, shelter, and healthcare, and also by advocating for human rights.

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The Episcopal Asset Map, a joint project between the Domestic and Foreign Missionary...

It’s finally summertime, a season that brings the promise of new experiences and...

More than 170 Episcopalians, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, House of Deputies...

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In response to the pressing challenges of domestic poverty and related issues, the Presiding Bishop's Summit on Domestic Poverty was convened May 13-15, 2008.

[Mountain Echoes, Episcopal Appalachian Ministries, Summer 2008] The Rev. Theresa Kelley, Vice President, and Interim Executive Director Michael Maloney represented EAM at the Presiding Bishop’s Summit on Domestic Poverty. In her letter...

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We are un–housed and housed people called by God into Christian community and ministry for the purpose of transforming all our lives.  We bridge the resources of diverse congregations, living into God's preference for the poor.  We give voice to the voiceless, we respect the dignity of every human being, and we see the face of Christ in ourselves and others as we join in outside worship.

Videos

The Rev. Jimmy Bartz of Thad's in Santa Monica, CA talks about a monthly "modern-day foot washing" his congregation offers.

The Rev. Jimmy Bartz of Thad's in Santa Monica, CA

Graham Simpson represented the Diocese of Western Massachusetts during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor.

Here he talks about his work with inmates in his local county jail and the importance of the Second Chance Act.

Eliza Marth represented the Diocese of North Carolina during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor.

Marth is a caseworker at Samaritan Ministries of Greater Washington, a nonprofit organization started by 12 D.C.-area Episcopal churches. Here she talks about the importance of unemployment benefits.

Coreen Walsh represented the Diocese of San Diego during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor.

Walsh works coordinating the farm, garden and agro-ecology program at Camp Stevens, an Episcopal Camp and Conference Center in Julian, California. Here she talks about food security and the importance of supplemental nutrition programs.

(05/13/14) Bishop Stacy Sauls, chief operating officer of the Episcopal Church, spoke during the opening of Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty, a three-day gathering of 50 bishops and young adults from the eight domestic dioceses of the Episcopal Church. Sponsored by the church and Bishops Working for a Just World and made possible by a Constable Fund grant, the gathering seeks to train young adults to transform unjust structures of society and to stand with and be advocates for the poor.

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