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NCC Poverty Resources (click here to join our network)

Eradicating Poverty: The Call of the Church [PDF]
Love for the Poor: God’s Love for the Poor and the Church’s Witness to It [PDF]
Downloadable Factsheets

Poverty Factsheet [PDF]
girlChildren’s Health Factsheet [PDF]
Children’s Nutrition Factsheet [PDF]
Rural Poverty Factsheet [PDF]
Urban Poverty Factsheet [PDF]
Federal Budget Factsheet [PDF]
Online Resources

Department of Labor: Office of Faith-Based Initiatives website; Notice from DOL Secretary Solis to administrators, staff, and volunteer leadership of Job Club and Employment Programs here.
A Faith Reflection on the Federal Budget [PDF]
Poverty and hunger resources from the Bread for the World Institute.
“Just Neighbors Tool Kit” is an excellent resource for helping church groups understand the nature and impact of poverty. It offers nine sessions, but each can also be used as “stand-alone”. More information available at and
Guide to Poverty in the United States from the MCC Washington Office.
Hunger Study Guide from the MCC [ PDF]
For the Common Good by Ron J. Sider
Offering of Letters, from Bread for the World.