Scarcity in Abundance: Hunger in the United States seminar in Sept.


WASHINGTON — Scarcity in Abundance: Hunger in the United States will be a three-day seminar experience for any United Methodist interested in taking a deep dive into issues that intersect with and exacerbate hunger. 

The seminar will be in Washington, D.C., at the United Methodist Building from Wednesday, Sept. 5, through Friday, Sept. 7.

Those interested in attending can register here. Spots are very limited and fill up quickly.

“We are excited about the third annual called seminar on hunger in the United States,” stated Aimee Hong, director of the Seminar Program. “With the Church’s focus on Ministry With the Poor and with a great need for domestic policies that protect people in poverty, we thought hunger was a meaningful topic to explore in 2018.”

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and inequality, Philip Alston, released his report on the United States in late 2017. This report stated that despite the great wealth in the U.S., there also exists great poverty and inequality. For some, this report came as a surprise while for others it was an affirmation of what we have been witnessing in our communities, in our churches and in our homes.

During the seminar, participants will explore the issue of hunger and its intersections with geography, gender, age, health, race, church ministries and governmental policies.

There will also be time for worship, bible study and opportunities to connect with other United Methodists who are passionate about ending hunger in a land of abundance.

Seminar registration includes lunch and costs $200 per person with housing (in a shared room) or $75 without housing.

There is a discount available if you attend the seminar with other members of your church. Each participant will have to register separately.

Scholarships are available. If you would like a scholarship or if you have any questions, please contact Aimee Hong at ahong@umcjustice.org.

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