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We will engage in genuine, humble, mutual and equitable relationships across divisions, social status, and groups as Jesus modeled.
- Explore how to relate well to people as partners, and prepare yourself for relationships and mission projects using the “Called as Partners: Serving Together in God’s Mission International Partnership Manual” and mission toolkits.
- Use Core Principles and Assessment Questions to help guide and evaluate relational efforts.
- Pray for, learn about, and get connected to our highlighted Mt 25 domestic and global partners who are working to eradicate systemic poverty:
- Domestic partners
- Poor People’s Campaign
- Coalition of Immokalee Workers
- Jubilee USA
- Global partners
- Pacific Conference of Churches
- CEDEPCA (Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America)
- Middle East Council of Churches
- RELUFA (Reseau De Lutte Contre La Faim, Cameroon)
- PRODEK (Programme de Développement Est Kasaï, Congo)
- Domestic partners
Relate Action Suggestions
- Study and then practice models of community-based development and community organizing. Some models that may be of interest to research and read about might be community health evangelism and asset-based community development.
- Clergy Leadership in Faith-Rooted Organizing: An Introduction – one-hour course from Faith in Action: learn.faithinaction.org
- Organizing for Justice: Essential Skills – four-day training from the Midwest Academy: midwestacademy.com/training
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit presbyterianmission.org/cbco to learn more about Congregation Based Community Organizing.
- Broaden your outreach to new partners to address poverty from a variety of angles/coalitions: consider the health department; schools of public health or schools of social work; mental health agencies; social service providers; social justice movement leaders.
- To think about how to listen to and relate to your neighbors, and consider who are our neighbors, use tools, suggestions and resources from A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Mr. Rogers Day: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/resource/a-beautiful-day-in-the-neighborhood-mr-rogers-day/
- Join a facilitated small group working on ending poverty; learn about issues and possible actions together.
- Peacemaking Program cohorts are forming soon. Contact email@example.com.
To see resources and action steps for other spiritual disciples of eradicating poverty and building communities of well-being, click on one of the other practices. To return to the overall Matthew 25 Eradicating Systemic Poverty page, click here.