What's the point?
In 1937 E. Stanley Jones wrote, "What would be good news to the poor? To make them content in their poverty? If so, religion is opium. To offer them a reward in the hereafter? If so, religion doesn't function here and now in human relationships. What, then, would be good news to the poor? The only good news that would be adequate is that there should be no poor. Poverty can be banished. Even now we have everything for the abolition of poverty - we have the knowledge and the technique. We have everything except one thing - the collective good will. Poverty is not God's will; it is ours."
We have wonderful resources that help us address material poverty all over the world and those resources are included in the "Material" section of this site. As a suburban American I observe all kinds of poverty in my neighborhood, and one kind is material, but it often looks differently than we suppose.
The mission of No More Poor is to be a resource collection of knowledge and technique to alleviate all kinds of poverty stretching from material poverty, across the spectrum of poverty of community, poverty of family, poverty of view of others, poverty of view of self, and poverty of view of God.
These resources will continue to be available in various forms and will continue to receive additions and dissections as the resources vary.
No More Poor has no official connection to The Chalmers Center but does give a big endorsement to their book by Corbett and Fikkert "When Helping Hurts." After reading "When Helping Hurts" the idea for No More Poor came together with the inspiration from John Aureli, a local Vineyard pastor in Texas.
Each Individual Section (material, family, community, others, self, God) have sections where comments can be made and resources can be submitted. Please use the section pages to submit knowledge and techniques that apply to the type of poverty selected.
To Contact No More Poor simply send an e-mail to johnaureli(at)nomorepoor.org