Poverty & Hunger

Poverty & Hunger

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June 13, 2011

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori joined 560 Episcopalians in the Diocese of Massachusetts on June 7 to celebrate the work of Episcopal City Mission, encouraging them in her keynote address to both pray and "work like hell" for a world where no one goes hungry, illness is answered with...

May 30, 2011

Boston's 'Common Cathedral' doesn't have walls or stained glass windows, but the vistas that it provides are unparalleled.

"Common Cathedral is name of the Ecclesia Ministries' worshipping community, which is primarily a ministry among the homeless in Boston Common," said the Rev. Bob...

February 6, 2011

Inspired by economist and professor Jeffrey Sachs, two college juniors are working to entice fellow students to pledge $1 a week to support the United Nations Millennium Goals and specifically to help eradicate extreme poverty in Africa.

If their efforts succeed, they hope their Healthy...

February 3, 2011

On a night of life-threatening sub-zero temperature, St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Casper Feb. 1 became an emergency warming shelter for the city's homeless and inadequately housed.

The volunteers, who organized via alerts on Facebook, transformed St. Mark's parish hall into a well-...

January 4, 2011

When teenagers Ashton Palmer and Andrew Hagedorn decided to raise money to help Salt Lake City area homeless, they set an ambitious goal of $200,000.

That was about four years ago and so far the teens, along with help and support from members of their St. James Episcopal Church youth...

November 14, 2010

This is not a revelation but a fact: Individuals and families of low and moderate income can't make ends meet. They are the working poor. They are here in Massachusetts. They are in my community. They are across the country. They are in your community.

Often those in need are the faces...

September 28, 2010

There were no signs saying "No Shoes, No Service" Sept. 26 at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Rev. Michael D. Moore, St. Elizabeth's rector, invited churchgoers to leave their shoes at home and bring a pair to donate. "Barefoot Sunday" was designed to show...

September 7, 2010

Please save the date for the following upcoming opportunities of interest:

 

FPWF Webinar on Thinking Strategically about Media: Designing Events Reporters Can’t Resist led by Kristin Williams from Faith in Public Life – Tuesday, Sept. 14th at 3:00 pm ET Stories Behind the Statistics: What...

July 14, 2010

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post website here.

As host of the weekly, nationally syndicated radio program "Day 1," I work with a diverse array of church leaders from the mainline denominations. Most are pastors or seminary professors, but occasionally we have a...

June 10, 2010

Hellen Wangusa, the Anglican Observer at the United Nations, told General Synod that Anglicans need to examine the causes of hunger and poverty in the developing world.

In 2000, countries committed themselves to eight Millennium Development Goals, which "are very exciting -- and they are...

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