Category Archives: Poverty

Union Seminary Poverty Initiative

On 14 June, my final formal meeting in my study leave took me to uptown Manhattan, to Union Seminary in New York City to hear about their Poverty Initiative

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Community organising training 1

On Sunday 17 June, I attended church at University Christian Church, and then had my meeting with Congressman Geoff Davis. Pastor Troy Jackson then picked me up from northern Kentucky, and after brief stops at his home and to buys … Continue reading

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Conversations with Congressman Geoff Davis: Part 2

I talked with Congressman Geoff Davis in two conversations over a weekend- firstly by phone, and then, with his wife Pat at a coffee shop on Sunday morning. And we also spoke when we met in his office in Washington … Continue reading

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Conversations with Congressman Geoff Davis: Part 1

During my study leave I got to know Congressman Geoff Davis, who generously gave me some time to share his reflections on faith and politics. In this post, I explain how we came to meet, something of Congressman Davis’ military, … Continue reading

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The Poverty Initiative of the the National Council of Churches of Christ

For my final appointment in Washington DC, on the afternoon of Wednesday 13 June, I returned once again to the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, a building which is also home to the Washington office of the ecumenical body … Continue reading

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Update about Washington

My last meeting in Washington DC (on 13 June 2012) was with the Rev Michael Livingston of the Poverty Initiative of the National Council of churches. My notes on that meeting with appear in a day or two. I have … Continue reading

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Sojourners: a different evangelical politics?

On Wednesday 13, my last in Washington DC, I travelled to Columbia Heights to the office of Christian campaigning organisation, Sojourners, to meet Nicole Higgins. As Nicole explained to me, Columbia Heights is an area which burned in the riots … Continue reading

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At the Presbyterian office in Washington DC

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (PC(USA)) has more than 2 million members in more than 10,000 congregations. It is a Church which has been in existence longer as the United States itself (John Witherspoon, a Presbyterian minister from Scotland, was the … Continue reading

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