The Ecumenical Poverty Initiative is dedicated to fight for justice for those who are the most economically disadvantaged and vulnerable in our nation. The results of the 2016 election are a reminder of the work that lies ahead for us as we endeavor to end the scandal of poverty in the United States, particularly the racial and economic injustice it breeds. We have always known that there are no quick fixes or magic solutions that will end poverty overnight. It will take people of faith working together with every level of government as well as with community partners and others who share our goal to end the devastation that poverty causes in our communities. Our commitment to economic and racial justice is unwavering and has not faltered or been stalled – nor could it ever be. We are firm in our belief that working with our partners and faith leaders across this nation, we can:
- Enact policies that will break the chains of poverty;
- Equip communities to make a difference in the lives of those living in poverty; and,
- Tear down the walls of economic injustice throughout this nation.
We stand ready to boldly and courageously continue the work entrusted to us to end poverty and we look forward to our partners standing with us in this fight for justice.