Mariam Mengistie

Mengistie is Executive Director of Missions at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Orlando, Florida, where she leads poverty alleviation strategies and connects community partners and volunteers. Mengistie leads the Orlando Bread for the World Team and has been involved in building Bread’s advocacy strategies in central Florida. Mengistie formerly worked as program and communications manager for non-profit organizations in Ethiopia, where she built networks of local, international, non-profit, and governmental organizations in relief and development programs. She also worked as development aid policy adviser to European Parliament members in Brussels. She holds a Master of Arts in Politics of Development from the Institute of Social Studies in The Netherlands. Orlando, Florida. 

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  • Finding Hope, Ending Hunger on Both Sides of the Border: A Bilingual Latino Devotional

    Devotional writers challenge us to feel the Spirit of God within us and to hear God’s urgent call to demand justice so all can put food on the table.
  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.

    The Bible on...

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

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African at Heart

November 22, 2019


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