The goal of the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative is to empower and mobilize the faith community to speak and act to end the scandal of poverty in the United States.
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.
The Ecumenical Poverty Initiative began as a ministry of the National Council of Churches USA and in July 2013 became a ministry of the Disciples Center for Public Witness. The latter shares this ministry with the ecumenical community through an ecumenical working group that includes representatives from Christian denominations, ecumenical councils, and faith-based organizations. Through the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative, diverse people of faith with shared vision and values continue to work together to end poverty and all forms of economic injustice.
Help us continue this much-needed ministry by making a CONTRIBUTION to the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative today!
- The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
- Alliance of Baptist
- Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
- Christian Council of Delaware
- Community of Christ
- The Episcopal Church
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- Interfaith Arkansas
- Ohio Council of Churches
- Pennsylvania Council of Churches
- Presbyterian Church USA
- Rhode Island State Council of Churches
- United Church of Christ
- Virginia Council of Churches
- West Virginia Council of Churches
The Ecumenical Poverty Initiative is an ecumenical project of the Disciples Center for Public Witness. To find out more about the Disciples Center for Public Witness (DC4PW), please CLICK HERE.
Ecumenical Poverty Initiative
Disciples Center for Public Witness
c/o National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Please support this important anti-poverty ministry.