Domestic Poverty



March 1, 2012

By: Rebecca Jones

The  25 children who come to the Eagle’s Nest After School program at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lancaster, PA, don’t often get to sit down to a hot, healthy, homemade meal, served family style.

So when they come to the church after school, one day a week, volunteers make a point of...

March 1, 2012

By: The Rev. Rebecca Jones

Both food and faith are growing at Episcopal parishes around the country who have launched community garden projects.

Here’s a look at what some of the winners of Health and Nutrition grants are doing in the garden this year:

Brigit’s Bounty, a ministry of St. Brigit Episcopal...

February 22, 2012

About 60 representatives of Jubilee Ministries across Colorado got the chance to meet Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and tell her in person about the work they do, during a reception for her at the St. Francis Center in Denver on November 5, 2011.

Bishop Katharine also toured...

February 3, 2012

By: Dianne Aid

The sound of “tata tata tatatatata” tapped out by the huaraches grows louder and faster as we approach the great celebrations of the winter months beginning with the Feast Day of The Virgin of Guadalupe through the Feast of the Presentation.

Each year, beginning in November, about 100...

February 2, 2012

By: By the Rev. Rebecca Jones


One morning a week, the homeless and the hungry in Iowa City, IA, can at least count on having a good breakfast – just about anything they want, and all they want of it – ordered off a menu, and delivered to them by a waiter.

“Here, no one stands in line to get their food,” says...

September 19, 2011

"If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor."

--Deuteronomy 15:7

As the 2012 Presidential election campaign starts...

April 26, 2011

Thank you for taking part in the EPPN’s Lenten Series this year. In case you missed any of the series, or if you had difficulty with any of the pages/links, they are all included below.

Lent 1 - Renewing Our Commitment to the Poor: The Safety Net You can view the entire reflection, here...

April 13, 2011

The recent economic downturn has resulted in an increase in the number of families enrolled in the Medicaid program, the jointly-funded federal-state program that provides health coverage for low-income children and adults, medical and long-term care coverage for people with disabilities, and...

March 29, 2011

Ziebach County in South Dakota is America's poorest county. Over 60% of its residents live at or below the poverty line. Its population of 2,500 is mostly made up Sioux Indians, and they have been hit by the lagging economy like everyone else. Their already existing poverty, however, ensures...

December 1, 2010

There are some men and women for whom homelessness seems to be a chronic state, others who are temporarily down on their luck, who are working to get back on their feet. Many are Veterans, and today there are a growing number of women who turn up on the steps of Lord of the Streets (LOTS) in...