In Newark, NJ, a conference will be held for those working to eradicate domestic poverty and will examine how the church might work more effectively to reach this goal:
Conference to address domestic poverty
From Episcopal Life online
Every day across the United States Episcopalians work in soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, health clinics, daycare centers and in social service capacities, striving for justice and peace among all people and in respect for the dignity of every human being.
Later this month April 28-30, a few hundred Episcopalians and others interested in social service are expected to gather in Newark, New Jersey, for "Called to Serve: The Episcopal Church Responds to Domestic Poverty," a conference designed to explore the nature of domestic poverty and the church's role in addressing it.
The conference is supported by Jubilee Ministries, Episcopal Community Services in America and National Episcopal Health Ministries.
Attendees can expect a wide range of information presented in workshops and plenary addresses. All participants will be encouraged to participate in daily Bible studies and time has been allotted following plenary speakers for directed conversations to allow for conference goers to process and absorb information, said Christy Campbell, an Episcopal Community Services in America board member and conference coordinator.