ERIC Number: ED023732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jul
Reference Count: 0
One-Fifth of the Nation; Fact and Action Guide to Poverty in the Midst of Plenty in the U.S.A. for Use by Church People and Church Groups.
Greenwood, Elma L.
Information on American poverty and guidelines for action by local church groups are presented in this 1964 document. Briefly reviewed are the nature, extent, causes, and possible solutions to the problems of poverty in an affluent society. Also discussed are ways in which information on poverty may be gathered on a general and a local level. It is pointed out that personal contact with, and exposure to, the "invisible poor" are important aspects of a commitment to eradicating poverty. The final chapter is devoted to the ways in which churches and their members may help. (NH)
Descriptors: Church Programs, Church Role, Community Organizations, Community Study, Guides, Information Sources, Poverty, Public Agencies, Welfare Agencies
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., 475 Riverside Drive, New York, N.Y. 10027 ($.50).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Churches of Christ, New York, NY.