A diverse coalition of national and local faith organizations, Fighting Poverty with Faith (FPWF), is dedicated to cutting domestic poverty in half by 2020. The group, which includes participation from the Disciples Justice Action Network (DJAN), has committed to participating in an interfaith month of action in October 2010 in order to urge elected officials to make poverty-reduction a key goal, and to protect the interests of the poor while creating economic opportunity for those most in need.
Fighting Poverty with Faith’s main target is helping the unemployed, underemployed and the millions across the land who lack life’s basic necessities. "During the month of October, we will provide opportunities for local congregations, student organizations, faith-based service-providers, and other affiliates to engage in candidates’ forums, community relations building activities, public education programs, interfaith volunteer projects, and advocacy efforts on the issues of shared economic prosperity and reducing poverty," FPWF said in a statement." To read more, go to:
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