The Presbyterian Church (USA) is launching a four-week book study featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond’s book  “Poverty, by America.” 

The free online study kicks off on February 5, with a guest appearance by author Matthew Desmond. Discussions will cover a few chapters each week at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, every Monday in February. Breakout rooms will facilitate smaller discussions on specific topics and personal connections.

Organized by a poverty consulting group comprised of Presbyterian national staff, mid council staff, volunteers, and dedicated Presbyterians, the study aligns with the PC(USA)’s Matthew 25 invitation, focusing on eradicating systemic poverty. The group emphasizes ecumenical and interfaith collaborations, including involvement in initiatives like the Poor People’s Campaign and the Kairos Center, along with international efforts through mission partners and global networks.

Additional resources, including a poverty resource packet and recordings from last year’s online workshop series on poverty, are available to support participants in their engagement with the study. Registration is currently open for those interested in joining this enlightening exploration of poverty and its impact.