Stand with the Poor People's Campaign!
On Saturday, March 2, folks from St. Paul's (including Rev. Becky) will be taking part in a State House Assembly in Boston that's being organized by the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. The event is one of more than 30 assemblies happening nationwide that day to call for the abolition of poverty, which is now the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
For more on the State House Assemblies and the demands of the Poor People's Campaign, watch this short video:
There are many ways to learn more and get involved:
- Join a Zoom discussion of Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 23. Named as one of the best books of 2023 by numerous media outlets, this volume examines why poverty has persisted in our country and how we can create solutions. Even if you don't read the book, you are welcome to the discussion to learn more about it. Click here to join the Zoom link on February 23!
- Attend a presentation/conversation about the Poor People's Campaign after the 10 a.m service on Sunday, February 25. Dan Fields, a member of the steering committee of the Episcopal Network for the Massachusetts Poor People's Campaign, will discuss how folks around our diocese are mobilizing on behalf of the 2.3 million poor and low-income persons in our state.
- Come to the State House Assembly on March 2. The Cathedral Church of St. Paul will serve as a warming station throughout the morning. We will be organizing transportation to and from the event; to sign up to travel with us, contact Cynthia McReynolds or Renee Graham.
National Facts Sheet (Poor People's Campaign)
Click images to read important facts about Poverty