FIGHTING POVERTY WITH FAITH mobilization
“Building Opportunity through Affordable Housing for All”
Thursday, November 8 – Sunday, November 18, 2012
See how you and your congregation can get involved: Download this 2012 Activity Flyer.
Every day, faith organizations serve individuals in need within our communities. But our efforts to sustain our brothers and sisters living in poverty must be complemented with a serious plan of action from our political leaders to reduce the number of needy.
Fighting Poverty with Faith is building a nationwide, interfaith movement to cut domestic poverty in half by 2020. Each of our communities works tirelessly to reduce poverty, but unless we come together our reach is limited. Coordinated interfaith action is essential in our work to overcome poverty in the United States.
The annual Fighting Poverty with Faith mobilization focuses on addressing root causes of poverty. We enlist the moral authority and organizing power of the faith community to ensure meeting the needs of those living in poverty is a national priority. This mobilization utilizes the strength of the coordinated faith community to move individuals and communities to action and advocate for clear, immediate policy solutions to address the root causes of poverty.
The 2012 Fighting Poverty with Faith mobilization will take place Thursday, November 8th – Sunday, November 18th. The 2012 theme is “Building Opportunity through Affordable Housing for All.”
We encourage communities to take action and participate in a Poverty Simulation, Habitat for Humanity build, screen the 60 minutes special “Hard Times Generation,” or help at an emergency shelter program. You can also tie Fighting Poverty with Faith into pre-existing community events that promote:
♦ Education & Awareness ♦ Experiential Understanding ♦
♦ Advocacy ♦ Spirituality ♦ Interfaith Cooperation ♦
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