"Always with Us?: What Jesus Really Said about the Poor" -- Book Study and Action Group


Always with Us?: What Jesus Really Said about the Poor

Jesus’ words “the poor you will always have with you” (Matthew 26:11) are regularly used to suggest that ending poverty is impossible, that poverty is a result of individual moral failures, and that the poor themselves have no role in changing their situation. In this book Liz Theoharis examines both the biblical text and the lived reality of the poor to show how that passage is taken out of context, distorted, and politicized to justify theories about the inevitability of inequality.


Would you like to read, reflect, discuss, strategize and act? You are invited to a 10-week book study and action/reflection group. We intend to strengthen relationships and purpose for activism through these gatherings. We encourage you to invite folks in your area to join, as taking action in a local context may strengthen and deepen the work. All are welcome. 


We’re active with Poor People’s Campaign and On Earth Peace and look forward to deepening connections among these organizations as we read, reflect, discuss, strategize and act. If you haven’t heard of either organization you are still welcome to participate! 

We encourage you to check these links to see with whom you may be spending Thursday evenings as Zoom sessions are set for Thursdays from 7:00-8:15 p.m. Eastern (March 18 through May 27, with a break for Holy Week on April 1).

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Anna Lisa Gross: [email protected]
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Heidi Gross: [email protected]


March 18, 2021 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm | Eastern
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