Showing posts with tag: Poverty

20 NOVEMBER 2016

Five Ways to Support the Mentally Ill

Mental illness is not just a personal issue, but also an issue for congregations and their communities. Approximately one in five adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year, according the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Despite its invisibility, it’s safe to say that every family and every congregation has members […]

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Video: From “Helping” to Building Relationships

In this video, Kevin Frank explains why it’s important for congregations to move beyond direct assistance, such as feeding, clothing and building homes for low-income persons, to building relationships with the people we serve and working together to strengthen the common good.  Frank is the Executive Director of the Brady Faith Center in Syracuse, NY.

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17 JUNE 2016

Serving the Poor: The Importance of Dialogue

Ann Morisy tells the story of a group of Brazilian Christians several years ago that visited church projects for homeless people in London. They were shocked by the fact that homeless people were: Treated as recipients of aid rather than partners Not substantially involved in the decision-making process about the project Were assisted individually, not […]

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