Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?
- James 2:15-16
In the wealthiest country in the history of humankind, 1 in 6 children lives in poverty. When it comes to getting enough to eat, 1 in 9 households is food insecure. Poverty is often deeply concentrated in Americas urban center and it's no surprise to anyone that racism has played a significant role in determining who is wealthy and who is poor in America today. In the face of these difficult realities, how can we best support our neighbors?
During the week you'll explore how Food Insecurity, Access to Housing, Education, and Racial Disparities all interact in a tangled web which makes poverty difficult to escape. Through service projects, games, videos, discussions, interviews, podcasts, readings and more you'll develop a deeper understanding of how we can best care for our neighbors and how that mandate forms the foundation of our faith. Do projects to help build up your community and learn from professionals who work to create a more equitable world every day, all while being guided by experienced and knowledgeable leaders. Contact us know to find out more!