Our Day to End Poverty: 24 Ways You Can Make a Difference

by Shannon Daley-Harris, Jeffrey Keenan. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007.
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Poverty is a daunting problem, but the many small steps recommended in this family-friendly guide can add up to a big difference. Long-time justice advocate Daley-Harris connects everyday tasks to specific poverty-related issues and offers suggestions for fun and practical action. For example, the first chapter uses breakfast as a springboard to addressing hunger worldwide. The drive to school occasions a discussion on making education accessible to all. Each of the 24 chapters holds multiple ways to “learn more, contribute, serve, and make changes in the way you live.” The chapters’ stand-alone format allows readers to customize their approach. Leaders can adapt the material for congregational use with help from a Resource Section page on how to use the book with others and a “Guide for Places of Worship”. Our Day could be of particular value for intergenerational and family ministries in congregations concerned with social justice.