I’d like to express my gratitude for all you’ve done in 2012 to support the NCC Poverty Initiative’s ministry. As you know, the Poverty Initiative is driven by the strong common desire among an incredibly diverse group of Christians to unite and respond to God’s call for “the least of these.”
In 2012, the NCC Poverty Initiative:
- Equipped Christians for poverty education with three new faith study guides/tool kits, four hunger webinars, and opportunities to join interfaith partners in Fighting Poverty with Faith mobilization events.
- Raised Christians’ voices of faithful concern for people living in poverty with more than 2,000 messages to legislators and more than 35 meetings between faith leaders and the U.S. Congress and Administration. We also joined with Ecumenical Advocacy Days to bring 700 Christian advocates to Capitol Hill to call for a Faithful Budget that protects the most vulnerable.
- Kept poverty issues in front of election 2012 candidates by joining forces with the Circle of Protection coalition to collect and release videos made by President Obama and Governor Romney explaining what they will do to address poverty. We also reached 70,000 people on Twitter with our faith voice at the 2012 election hashtag #TalkPoverty.
- Partnered with the Emergency Food and Shelter Program to ensure relief funds are shared efficiently and equitably across the United States.
We’re looking forward to 2013, when we’ll continue our strong public witness on Captiol Hill and partnership with the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. We’ll also strengthen our connections to state interfaith and ecumenical councils and launch a Pastors Ending Poverty network to help clergy set and reach goals to improve their anti-poverty ministries. Our Council counts on people like you to keep this ministry vital. I hope you will prayerfully consider contributing an end of the year donation to our work.
You can do so by following this link to contribute online, or simply mailing a check to:
National Council of Churches, Poverty Initiative
110 Maryland Ave NE #108
Washington, DC 20002
National Council of Churches Poverty Initiative wishes you and yours every blessing as your heart prepares room for the God who came to us a homeless infant who turned our worldly notions of power upside down.
With peace, joy, hope, and love,
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