Category Archives: Faith-based response

How can an art campaign cover up the design of a flawed & inhumane approach to dealing with homelessness? | Tampa art students to design Safe Harbor fundraising campaign | Tampa Bay Times


They’ve been given a HUGE challenge: A class of undergraduates at the Art Institute of Tampa has been handed challenge: Make Pinellas residents care about the homeless. They have showed so far how they (the government & community leaders, including … Continue reading

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Interfaith efforts CAN work, will they here in Savannah? | How HPRP stayed alive & well in Olympia WA (under a volunteer based program) | SideWalk Homeless Advocacy And Support Serves Olympia | ThurstonTalk


A program that started out using HPRP funding (from the feds [HUD et al] which has since gone by the wayside under that terminology) is still running. It started with a deep partnership with their local Interfaith Works (they have … Continue reading

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Some more on Social Justice | We need this dialog | It’s NOT Socialism | Is Social Justice a Codeword?


Yes, we need this dialog, even if it’s brought to our attention by an advocate for the progressive church! Can we afford as Christians to ignore this call (another one) for “The Just Church”? A quote from the article to … Continue reading

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Developing a sense of Urgency: Viable next steps | We need both compassion & social justice to end homelessness: Justice is a step beyond compassion | Housing First is the ultimate social justice at this time for Savannah – Food for the Hungry Blog


We need both compassion & social justice to end homelessness: Justice is a step beyond compassion | Housing First is the ultimate social justice at this time for Savannah – Food for the Hungry Blog or What is it going … Continue reading

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When we reject giving housing first to our homeless are we rejecting Jesus? | Is there a call for social justice to the churches & God’s people here? | Sculpture of Jesus the Homeless rejected by two prominent churches | Toronto Star


“Homeless Jesus had no home,” says the artist, Timothy Schmalz, who specializes in religious sculpture. “How ironic.” Watch the sculptor share his reaction to finding it so hard to find a home for his Jesus the Homeless piece! You see … Continue reading

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Are you ready to: Restart your Compassion And Justice? | compliments of: YouVersion, the Bible App – Featured Reading Plans


As a part of our “Choose Compassion, See What Happens” Campaign (materials & focus courtesy of Savannah Christian Church) we offer an opportunity, through Bible Study Plans (from YouVersion), to get in touch with your commitment for giving compassion a … Continue reading

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A new day for the homeless authority, maybe, but much more to address before they’re on track again! | Savannah’s homeless authority balances budget, cites new day | Savannahnow.com Mobile


Today’s article in the Savannah Morning News comes after the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless (known as the CSAH & Homeless Authority) Board Meeting held yesterday, Tuesday, 2/19/2013. We were in attendance & are pleased to see this meeting reported … Continue reading

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The battle in Pinnelas, Clearwater & all over the US for what the solution for chronic homelessness should be: it’s Housing First guys not upscale prison units


The question at hand is, which one of the two videos below provides a place you’d like to “Occupy”? I’ll take Pinellas Hope over Safe Harbor any day of the week, BUT the solution is Housing First, as represented in the … Continue reading

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Will Savannah end up here too or will the faith community step up & be a part of the solution?: Economic Justice Petition: Stop criminalizing our homeless | Change.org


Hopefully we’ll never get to this point! And if we do then yes, petitions on change.org & other remedies must be sought. That should only be a final step after the faith community has a chance to weigh-in though. Don’t … Continue reading

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Now is the time for community engagement: Homeless Authority ousts its director | savannahnow.com


We commented over on the Savannah Morning News article this morning! Here’s that comment for our blog readers & visitors to see & respond to here with comments! Open the dialog here for the Interfaith Taskforce on Ending Homelessness in … Continue reading

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