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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 speakout 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 NCC, in partnership with the Jewish Council on Public Affairs and Catholic Charities, is leading a coalition called Fighting Poverty with Faith, which as set the goal of mobilizing faith communities across the United States to cut poverty in half from 2010-2020.
Justice and Advocacy Commission
Through the Commission, churches and their agencies, regional councils of churches and related organizations are invited to work together to pursue justice in today's complex society -- addressing poverty, peacemaking, racial and gender justice, environmental stewardship -- and to respond with a common voice to issues of moral crisis as they arise. For more information click here.
National Council of Churches
The Poverty Initiative
is part of the Justice and Advocacy Commission of the National
Council of Churches of Christ.