Poverty Forum

The Poverty Forum is made up of Christian leaders committed to finding consensus proposals to address domestic poverty.

The Biblical mandate to care for the poor obligates us to work together to find ways that we can alleviate poverty and hunger. The participants have worked in a spirit of comity to identify policy proposals that have viability in the current climate as incremental steps to reduce human suffering caused in part by the decaying economy.

Read the Wallis-Gerson Letter >

Congressional Roundtables

The Poverty Forum has continued its efforts to create bipartisan movement towards policy changes that decrease domestic poverty and promote opportunity.

We did this by hosting a series of roundtables on Capitol Hill that focused on various thematic grouping of policies:

April 20 – Strengthening Civil Society
June 8 – Asset Building
June 29 – Promoting Marriage & Fatherhood


Access information on poverty policy & other resources

The Poverty Forum is made up of 8 teams who came up with 25 policy proposals addressing domestic poverty. Brief summaries, complete white paper policy proposals, and a press kit can be found on our Resource page.


About The Poverty Forum

The Poverty Forum is composed of a select group of leaders and policy experts representing divergent political perspectives but sharing biblical values surrounding God's concern for the poor and a commitment to address poverty.