The Kansas Area has an Area Task Force on Ministry with the Poor. The task force explores ways to emphasize this United Methodist Church focus and seeks ways to implement these ministries in Kansas.
Rural Realilties Newsletter
Rural Realities is an information/policy series that seeks to showcase innovative applied research being conducted by RSS members and other rural social scientists that give attention to critical and timely rural issues. It is designed to:
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Rural America at a Glance
A publication of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. Read the 6-page report issued in 2008 on population trends and poverty in non-metro areas.
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Kansas Action for Children
When children do not have a healthy start all of us pay for the consequences. To mature into productive citizens, it is more difficult for children who are abused, receive inadequate medical care, live in poverty, and are not prepared for school.
Young children are not marketplace consumers, they do not vote, and they are unorganized. They are not in a position to ensure that their needs are met. Children require "advocates" -- parents, grandparents, businesspersons, employers, teachers, and others who are willing to organize and speak up for their needs.
The mission of Kansas Action for Children is to act as a change agent of policies and systems to ensure that the needs and rights of children in the state of Kansas are met.