Who came to the Poor People’s Campaign kickoff?

On Thursday, December 14, the NH Council of Churches took a leading role in kicking off the New Poor People’s Campaign in New Hampshire! The Campaign is a fusion coalition: that is, it draws together people doing work in a variety of movements. There are both secular and faith-rooted people coming together to address:

  1. systemic poverty
  2. systemic racism
  3. ecological devastation
  4. war economy (militarism)

We asked people to sign their movement’s name to a picture of New Hampshire as a group art project. On that list we saw a long of churches that are affiliated with the NH Council of Churches. If we missed you, let us know! It was just a mistake–nothing personal. If you missed the event, but still want to be involved, sign the online pledge and we will be in touch.

So what faith groups from the NH Council of Churches were there? I’m glad you asked:

  1. Concordia Lutheran Church, Concord
  2. Sheen House (Roman Catholic), Manchester
  3. Sisters of Mercy (Roman Catholic), Nashua
  4. St. James Episcopal Church, Keene
  5. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Goffstown
  6. Nashua Unitarian Universalist Church
  7. Concord Friends Meeting (Quaker)
  8. Dover Friends Meeting (Quaker)
  9. Deering Community Church (UCC)
  10. First Congregational Church (UCC), Concord
  11. Meriden Congregational Church (UCC)
  12. South Church (UU), Portsmouth

We also had board members Jon Hopkins (Lutheran), Phil Kimball (UCC) and Dan Ferry (Episcopal) in attendance.