A discussion on the Faith Community doing more to end homelessness & support the poor: Faith Leaders Blast House GOP Budget As ‘Immoral Disaster’ That ‘Robs The Poor’ | ThinkProgress


Faith Leaders Blast House GOP Budget As ‘Immoral Disaster’ That ‘Robs The Poor’ | ThinkProgress.

They didn’t get the message from the faith community last time! Do we think it’ll be different this time? What do they expect from the faith community, to roll over or to do more ourselves?

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This post on Facebook received some comments from a Pastor!

You need to be friends on Facebook to comment there – so comment here if you like!

Here’s what he said:

  • Jim Lewis Yes, the Church should do more, rather than the government . . . It is OUR job, not theirs!

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  • Marvin Heery TOTALLY agree Jim Lewis!!! My first interview back in Oct 2010 gave me the chance to say that to the community! Still working on it though!

There’s another dynamic at play here! How can the faith community come to realize that they can play a role in “Disrupting Homelessness”! They CAN get engaged productively with a change of attitude or recognition that they can play a role in disrupting this thing called homelessness rather than just feed the hungry, minister to the poor & pray for them!

We have found (through following the Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness on Facebook) a book that we should all read as a book club exercise (like an Oprah moment!) & with the congregations in our own communities, take action to develop the right ways to accomplish their own disruptive efforts!

Take a look at this book on Amazon, “Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches (Prisms)“.

We look forward to dialog & discussion here & in your communities – Savannah, we’re coming at you!

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Advocating for Homelessness Issues in Savannah, GA, so that we can educate, share experiences & generate a Christian understanding of the issues & people who experience, support & attempt to end homelessness in Savannah, GA or anywhere else we can share stories from or about...
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  6. The majority of the people involved with helping this cause had a history of substance abuse and a high percentage of those people came from the Downtown East side

    The Servants of Hope is a non profit charity that has been helping the people of Vancouver’s downtown east side for the past 6 years. Alongside hot meals and warm coats they serve up a sense of hope and a chance at a new life. Below is a video link from Christmas 2012 over one hundred people came together to feed the homeless and do outreach we served over one thousand people that night

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