Poverty in Minnesota: A Progress Report
In 2004, Minnesota's faith community released A Common Foundation: Shared Principles for Work on Overcoming Poverty. In response to the call in the document, Minnesota established a commission and in 2009, released a Legislative Report from the Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020.
While some of the recommendations in the Report have been addressed, many remain significant barriers to Minnesotans living in poverty. Once again, people of faith from across Minnesota--Protestants, Catholics, Jews and Muslims--are drawing attention to poverty and Minnesota's efforts to address it.
This progress report examines the progress Minnesota has made over the past almost-decade and considers what still needs to be done. You can read the full report here. Keep reading to learn more about the issues discussed in the progress report.