Date posted: Oct 23, 2019
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“The poor you will always have with you” (Matt 26:11) Jesus’s words are as true as ever with today’s volatile economies and extreme financial inequality. In pursuit of a 21st Century Christian discipleship, join a guided conversation focused on the many faces of poverty. Explore the biblical and theological roots of the Church’s continuing commitment to the poor, evaluate several proposals about ways to respond to poverty, and converse with others about what it means to be a Church of and for the poor. This course uses the issue of C21 Resources The Poor: What Did Jesus Preach? What Does the Church Teach? edited by Rev. Kenneth R. Himes, O.F.M.
This course includes:
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Additional Materials Needed
All materials are included in the course. View this issue of C21 Resources, "For the Poor: What Did Jesus Preach? What Does the Church Teach?" If you prefer to have a hardcopy of C21 Resources, request one from The Church in the 21st Century Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A participant can expect to spend about 3 - 4 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.
Content Scholar: This issue of C21 Resources was edited by Rev. Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., associate professor of theology at the Boston College Theology Department.
Image: Lazarus and the Rich Man by Nigel Lawrence, used with permission.
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