Poverty Summary Report Part 5 of 5

Throughout the week, we will post portions of our summary report from the forum on poverty. This fifth and final post answers questions about efforts to alleviate poverty in our community.

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Poverty Forum Summary Report Part 4 of 5

Throughout the week, we will post portions of our summary report from the forum on poverty. This fourth post answers questions that audience members asked our panelists.

Audience Questions

  1. Do we have any place here in town that can help with drug addiction? Free help? I see many parents and many people within the community that neglect their children for drugs? 

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Keychain Leadership

Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1-13

Who are the people who will emerge as new leaders among us? What if new leaders approach things differently than we’ve always done them? Maybe future leaders don’t match our expectations? Faced by such reality, what is our responsibility in handing the reins to the new leaders?

Poverty Forum Summary Report Part 3 of 5

Throughout the week, we will post portions of our summary report from the forum on poverty. This third post highlights remarks made by our panelists exploring solutions to poverty in our county.

Exploring Solutions

Question 1 – What is your role or the role of the organization you represent in helping to alleviate poverty (how are you serving the needs of those living in poverty)

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Poverty Forum Summary Report Part 2 of 5

Throughout the week, we will post portions of our summary report from the forum on poverty. This second post highlights remarks made by our panelists speaking to the factors that contribute towards poverty in Fulton County.

Defining the Problem

Question 2-  How does poverty affect families, individuals, and in larger context, the welfare of communities, and even the county? Why should we be concerned about poverty?

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Poverty Forum Summary Report Part 1 of 5

Throughout the week, we will post portions of our summary report from the forum on poverty. This first post highlights remarks made by our panelists speaking to the factors that contribute towards poverty in Fulton County.

Introductory Remarks

Pastor Kevin Kessler – Moderator

  1. ¨Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.¨ -Nelson Mandela
  2. The US Census Bureau indicates that over a 3 year period, 1/3rd of all US residents slip below the poverty line at least once for 2 months or more.
  3. We are all affected by poverty in some way and it is in the interest of all that we come together to work out solutions for eliminating poverty for the wellbeing of everyone

Defining the Problem

Question 1 – What are the major factors contributing to poverty in Fulton County?

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Forum on Poverty

Thank you to all of our panelists for taking the time to share with us their knowledge and experience about this issue.  For those that were not able to attend and for those who would like to hear our conversation again, we’ve included a digital recording of the evening here as well as on our podcast (search “Canton Church of the Brethren” on iTunes or wherever you subscribe to podcasts).

Stay tuned for our summary report and feel free to continue the conversation by commenting below.