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Homelessness

When dealing with homelessness, some people are “naïve do-gooders” while others are “harsh enforcers.” These groups must join forces and focus on the homeless people themselves, not just the perspective of their positions. […] Read More

There are times when being empathetic doesn’t help people. We need to use our heads more than our hearts and adopt a more rational approach to intervening positively in the world. […] Read More

An estimated 553,000 people were homeless on a single night in 2018, an increase of 0.3 percent from 2017, and the second straight year for a HUD survey to find an increase in unhoused persons. […] Read More

Helping people with complex problems is in itself complex. However, these 3 truths drawn from Galatians will help you to ease others’ burdens and establish appropriate boundaries. […] Read More

For many college students, hunger and even homelessness are an ongoing struggle. However, churches today can lessen the stress of food and housing insecurity of these students. […] Read More

We all have spheres of influence and spaces to advocate for the marginalized and oppressed. One of the best places to start using your voice for advocacy is within relationships. […] Read More

Poverty and homelessness are choices. Before you close your browser window, upset that I am blaming impoverished and unhoused persons for poor choices that led to their predicament, hear me out. Poverty and homelessness are choices society makes, that you and I make, each and every day. By convincing ourselves that we, the “haves,” are […] Read More

My daughter and I participated recently in a “Sleep Out” event on the grounds of St James’ Church in Piccadilly in London. The event was a fundraiser for my organization, West London Mission, a Methodist nonprofit working to address homelessness in London. It was an uplifting evening – 82 supporters gave up their beds for […] Read More

How do we confront the structural challenges that break people, rather than offer sticking-plaster solutions? I was invited recently to talk about “patterns of need on the Isle of Man.” I joined colleagues from other charities and agencies as we shared about growing numbers of people in food and fuel poverty, about the prevalence of […] Read More

The prologue to the Gospel of John provides this powerful metaphor for meaningful embodiment: “The Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, a glory filled with grace and truth” (John 1:14). This metaphor goes by the name “incarnation,” the kind of word that my grandfather would have called “high […] Read More