Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Community

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Jubilee Ministries of the Episcopal Church
Jubilee Ministry engages congregations in the important work of fighting poverty and inequity, empowering people to change their lives and build stronger communities.

Episcopal Appalachian Ministries
In response to our baptismal vows, Episcopal Appalachian Ministries serves a specific and unique region in America and manifests the love of God through education, advocacy, and mission.

Episcopal Community Services in America
ECSA works to alleviate the systemic causes of domestic poverty and to help those in need by strengthening the work of Episcopal health and human service organizations, and support the health and human service organizations of the Episcopal Church through networking, advocacy, and resource development.

Episcopal Network for Economic Justice
ENEJ serves to strengthen and support those engaged in economic justice ministries and advocate for initiatives within the Episcopal Church.

North American Association for the Diaconate
In response to the call of General Convention Resolution A155 for the church to "recognize the pressing challenges to those living in poverty and the working poor throughout this nation", NAAD's Board of Directors has decided to make domestic poverty NAAD's highest priority.

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Asset-Based Community Development Institute
Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.

Bridge of Hope
Bridge of Hope brings together professional staff and trained church-based mentoring groups to empower homeless and at-risk single mothers to attain permanent housing, financial stability through employment, life-changing friendships, and growth and wholeness.

Corridor of Shame: The Neglect of South Carolina's Rural Schools
Struggling with the effects of reduced funding from the State of South Carolina in recent years and declining support from local governments due to plant closings and diminishing tax bases, these school districts are hard pressed to provide a minimally adequate education to their students.

National Alliance to End Homelessness
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit, non-partisan, organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. By improving policy, building capacity, and educating opinion leaders, the Alliance has become a leading voice on this issue.

National Council of Churches Poverty Initiative
The goal of the Poverty Initiative is to empower and mobilize the faith community to lend its powerful moral and public voice to the ongoing and urgent debate around poverty.

National Poverty Center
Located at the University of Michigan in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, the National Policy Center conducts and promotes multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research on the causes and consequences of poverty and provides mentoring and training to young scholars.

Rural Policy Research Institute
The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) provides unbiased analysis and information on the challenges, needs, and opportunities facing rural America. RUPRI’s aim is to spur public dialogue and help policymakers understand the rural impacts of public policies and program.

White Bison
Center for the Wellbriety Movement, White Bison disseminates culturally-based principles, values, and teachings to support healthy community development and servant leadership, and supports healing from alcohol, substance abuse, co-occuring disorders and intergenerational trauma in Native American communities.


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Faith in the Balance: A Call to Action
Poverty, Place and Public Policy: Re-thinking the Rural/Urban Dialectic


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