Links for You to Consider
- Giving Money to Homeless People Is Okay
- Mental health problems are often a consequence—not a cause—of homelessness
- About 1 in 5 Washington community-college students were homeless last year
Podcast Produced by Steve Wilhelm
John A. Coleman, S.J., is a distinguished social ethicist and sociologist of religion. For over a decade he served as the Charles Casassa Professor of Social Values at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and for twenty years he was Professor of Religion and Society at the Jesuit School of Theology and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Currently, he is an associate pastor at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco.
How does loneliness fundamentally shift a person’s life experience? How does homelessness exacerbate that loneliness?
How can a community take on and help heal the trauma of being shelterlessness but opening up their homes and resources to people? What does it look like to give freely in our society for true healing?
Write down your thoughts and feelings that arise as you watched Daniel’s video, what are parts that stood out to you the most, what are aspects you struggled with?