"Our political leaders’ calculated neglect of the poor while courting the votes of the comfortable offends the creator of the universe." - The Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, General Secretary, National Council of Churches USA
The National Council of Churches in Christ USA is calling on churches across the United States to join the fight to end poverty in America:
This October 2010, the NCC is leading a mobilization against poverty with the Fighting Poverty with Faith coalition.
The goal of the Poverty Initiative is to empower and mobilize the faith community to lend its powerful moral and public voice to the ongoing and urgent debate around poverty.
Churches have been powerful voices for generations on a range of defining social justice issues, most importantly the need to address poverty. Central to any Christian message is the call to care for the "least of these"--to love and care for our neighbors. With more people both in the United States and globally living on the economic margins, people of faith are drawing more deeply upon that rich tradition of social justice engagement to speak out on the need to address the range of poverty issues, and create community practices and national policies that lift people from a life of poverty.
Visit http://www.nccendpoverty.org/ to learn more.
"The NCC's 36 member faith groups -- from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches -- include 45 million persons in more than 100,000 local congregations in communities across the nation."
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