Rhode Island's 2009 "Fighting Poverty with Faith Conference"
Posted by Jeff
05:03 PM Jul 29, 2010
As a founder of the Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Fight Poverty with Faith, Rhode Island's CRC is working with the coalition to cut poverty in half in Rhode Island within 10 years. Last year, the kick-off to these efforts was a day-long conference held in Providence. The purpose of the "Fighting Poverty with Faith Conference" was to engage the faith-based community in the general topic of poverty in Rhode Island. A second goal was to educate and inform attendees on poverty reduction and how to help people currently living in poverty. This included information concerning food stamps (SNAP), legislative advocacy, consoling the unemployed and employment opportunities.