Overcoming Poverty

Poverty
Members of Humboldt Park United Methodist Church in Chicago joined in an ecumenical Las Posadas procession. The re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for safe lodging carries special resonance for at least one family at the church. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Paula Cripps-Vallejo.

How an immigrant family found room at the inn

Las Posadas is the Mexican tradition of re-enacting Joseph and Mary’s search for safe lodging for Christ’s birth. For one family, the tradition has special resonance.
Ndume Olatushani, a death row exonoree, is one of the artists whose work is included in Stations of the Cross opening in Washington during Lent. Using chicken wire, Olatushani molds the jumpsuits into prisoners bowed and writhing in agony from being confined. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Artist works to disrupt ‘cradle to prison’ pipeline

Ndume Olatushani is one of the artists whose work is included in Stations of the Cross opening in Washington during Lent.
A young boy holds a d.light solar lamp at his home in the Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya. Wespath Benefits and Investments has invested about $30 million in solar projects, including d.light. Photo courtesy of d.light

Church investments take on climate change

The United Methodist pension agency is planning for a low-carbon economy. For investors, the agency says, the move makes good financial sense.

2012: Hunger spiked when disaster struck

Whether natural or economic, disasters have driven up need for food assistance this year.

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