Our Eyes Were Opened

Do We Really Want to Punish People In Poverty?

Below is an op-ed article recently published in the Greenville News.  As Director of Our Eyes Were Opened, a program dedicated to educating the public about poverty issues and providing new perspectives, Beth Templeton has encountered all kinds of thoughts and questions about poverty in the last 29 years. To learn more of contact Beth…
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Understanding Poverty in the Classroom

Lately we’ve been hanging out in school cafeterias, school gyms, and school auditoriums in Anderson County.  Why?  Because teachers, staff, and administrators at schools see poverty every. single. day.  They often have classrooms filled with situations and circumstances that weigh on a young child.  Our Eyes Were Opened – a program of United Ministries – has been helping teachers and school…
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Lutherans Learn

Last week the South Carolina Synod Assembly was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville, and United Ministries hosted several sessions as part of their “LIVE Discipleship Experience” Series.   Our participation included a showing of our DVD “Servant or Sucker”, presentations by Beth Templeton, and a poverty simulation. If you’ve never experienced one of our poverty simulations, here…
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