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Domestic Poverty Ministries



The Episcopal Church addresses domestic poverty in many ways: through its network of over 600 Jubilee Ministries; one- and two-year Justice and Advocacy Fellowships based on the Anglican Marks of Mission; Asset-Based Community Development; collaboration with diocesan and congregational ministries across the country; and annual block-grant programs for the development (or enrichment) of local ministry. Through these processes and ministries, The Episcopal Church seeks “to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to liberate the oppressed, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4:18-19).


The Justice and Advocacy Fellowships provide financial support for service-oriented, professional development, and education for persons committed to directly engaging poverty alleviation (Mark of Mission 4) and environmental stewardship (Mark of Mission 5). Video introductions of the fellows can be accessed here.


Ministries seeking Jubilee designation must submit applications by September 3, 2014 for consideration at the October Executive Council Meeting in Annapolis, Maryland. Download the application here.

CONTACT: The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, Domestic Poverty Missioner; Christopher Sikkema, Mission Associate

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