My apologies for the three month absence. I've been a bit busy.
Over the last year, I've had the privilege of leading an initiative in my role as Manager of Education with Food for the Hungry. And this week, it launched!
I'd like to introduce you to Ending Poverty Together, an online site full of educational resources contributed by multiple organizations who are doing great poverty alleviation work right here in Canada. It's designed to equip and empower Canadians to grow in our understanding of root issues of poverty and to learn more about healthy helping. Here's the address: www.endingpovertytogether.org and a little introduction.
The About page will give you insights into the "why" of the site through both video and text. That's a great place to start!
Of particular excitement to me is the collaboration taking place between groups to make this site possible. When you click on the Collaborators tab, you will land on a page highlighting all who are involved and contributing resources. Check out organizations of interest to you by clicking on their logo and see what they have added.
And if you just want to dive in and see everything available, the Learning Library is for you.
Perhaps you prefer inspirational, challenging, heartfelt pieces about individuals' journey with poverty. I'd encourage you to spend some time on the Stories page.
My prayer is that this site will provide meaningful, practical ways for each of us to consider the impact of poverty - spiritually, personally, in our relationships with others, and with this world.
Let me know if you have any questions and do come back regularly as additional content is being added routinely.
With love and gratitude,
In The Midst