About Us


The Poverty Initiative’s mission is to raise up generations of grassroots religious and community leaders dedicated to building a social movement to end poverty, led by the poor. 

 Since 2003, we have been steadfastly working to place poverty at the center of both theological study and the prevailing human rights discourse in the United States, asserting that because poverty is not a permanent feature of our society, we have a moral imperative to end poverty today. 



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Poverty Initiative

at Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
(212) 280-1439