Our Publications


A quarterly newsletter bringing our readers and donors up to date on what we are doing and providing commentary, letters and updates on socially relevant human services issues.

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Urban Meditations is outcast political theology by two of Boston’s leading advocators, Kip Tiernan and Fran Froehlich. It is a forty-year reflection on life for some in Boston and elsewhere. Self-styled urban ministers, Tiernan and Froehlich have been sheltered by Old South Church for the past 25 years. They run the Poor People’s United Fund, a “spare change” for local neighborhood organizations. They have been feeding and sheltering and advocating access to justice for more than a quarter of a century. Tiernan, Rosie’s Place founder, and also founder of the Greater Boston Food Bank, has – with Froehlich, started several Boston non-profits, including the Poor People’s United Fund, Community Works, The Boston Women’s Fund, and Health Care For the Homeless. Money from the sale of the book – $20.00 (includes postage and handling) – will continue to help them run this economic ministry.

An excerpt from Urban Meditations read by Kip Tiernan

We regularly publish Urban Meditations, a kind of urban reflection with some spiritual overtones, including articles, meditations and essays relating to human rights.

Poor People’s United Fund’s Voice Today
Our Blog where we post articles of interest, coming events and other related information.

 Letters, Papers and Articles

Letters, reports, speeches and articles on topics relating to our concerns regarding human services and public policy.