The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed on October 17 since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.

In 2021, it is a great opportunity to draw attention to the call for a Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI) and hold a GLI Sunday.

Worship Ideas

A Guaranteed Livable Income Sunday Guide (1.26 MB): A guide to resources available to develop a worship, discussion, and action program for October 17. (Please read first.)
Basic Income Guarantee: Three-Sunday video worship series held by St. Thomas United Church and Foothills United Church, Calgary.
GLI Sunday Sample Liturgy (27.99 KB): By St. Thomas Wesley and Knox United Churches (Saskatoon), Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry, and United Church GLI Network.
GLI Worship Resources (72.2 KB): GLI theological rationale, prayers, and sermons.
Good News to the Poor (43.91 KB): A sermon by former Moderator the Very Rev. Lois Wilson on a guaranteed livable income.
Hunger for Justice (26.82 KB): A worship service for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Related Material

Prayer for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (24.41 KB): The "Lateral Thinkers" (a group in Victoria, BC) wrote this prayer collectively for use on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.