Issues: Domestic Poverty

Despite the fact that Canada and the US are among the wealthiest nations in the world, we still have growing numbers of poor and struggling people. This persistence of domestic poverty challenges our core belief that we live in caring nations. Though the face of poverty might look different here at home, the pain and suffering are very real. 

Poverty, hunger, and homelessness are complex issues that defy a single, simple solution. Families or individuals of any age can become poor or homeless, temporarily or permanently, for a variety of reasons. However, each person who finds themselves homeless or or in poverty is a unique individual--a child of God that we are called to love as brothers and sisters, to care well for and show mercy and compassion.

Why are people in North America poor when we seem to have so many resources? Read on »


Worship Worship
World Hunger Sunday resources from World Renew. View »


advocacy Advocacy
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Resources Educational Resources
Facts, stats, and go-to organizations. Read On »


Synod The Church Speaks
What the CRC is doing to help end domestic poverty. Read More »


"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did unto me" - Mat. 25:40