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Hunger & Poverty

Matthew 25 video discussion series based on eradicating systemic poverty now available

“Engaging Matthew 25 Through Film — Eradicating Systemic Poverty” is a video guide that takes the reader through the life of a person or family burdened by poverty. The five films chosen for this new resource are intended to not only inform readers about poverty but also stir feelings, and just maybe move them from a place of comfort to join with others in doing something for those trapped in poverty. In other words, actively engage in the world around us.

Iowa church sows seeds of hope through longtime partnership

Almost 20 years ago, some members of First Presbyterian Church in Conrad, Iowa, heard a presentation about a program in which U.S. farmers and churches team up to raise money to help subsistence farmers in various parts of the world.

What does Matthew 25 say about feeding the hungry?

The online Matthew 25 program series continues on June 23 at 2 p.m. (EDT). With 25% of children under 6 now living in poverty, many families lack sufficient income to meet the most basic needs, like nourishment. Poverty is the greatest threat to the healthy development of children and it comes with long-lasting, negative consequences.

Demanding workers’ dignity in Nashville, with Presbyterian support

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the country in the spring of 2020, work went on for Nashville construction workers as if nothing was happening. They showed up to sites with no running water, no personal protective equipment, no social distancing, and an understanding that they should ask no questions.

Small group leads big solar projects at Kansas church

The numbers are kind of eye-popping. A total of 207 solar panels installed over four phases in as many years They generate 64.575 kilowatts of power 364 megawatt-hours of energy annually That offsets 70.33 tons of carbon or 1624 trees.

Bayanihan is the spirit of sharing in the Philippines

When the COVID-19 lockdown began in March 2020, the Filipino people struggled with difficulties and challenges. They faced varying degrees of community quarantine from enhanced, general, to modified, not receiving much help from the government.