By: Jon Kuhrt While ministries and charities can provide support, stability, consistency and resources to homeless people, only each individual can take the steps leading down the hard road of recovery.
By: Michael Manning Churches spend a lot of time meeting peoples' day-to-day needs but seldom focus on addressing why broken systems persist. We need to see the vision of a better world that God holds out for us.
By: Jon Kuhrt When interacting with people who beg, Christians are often seen as soft touches. While we should help people in need and be as human and kind as possible, Christians need to stop being doormats.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Faith-based groups play a significant but often overlooked role in addressing U.S. homelessness, a new report says. And the impact of these groups is likely greater than the report indicates, an expert says.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Emergency food requests increased in 2016, even as overall homelessness rates continued to decline, a new report said. The leading reasons for the increase? Low wages and high housing costs.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Nearly 565,000 people were among the U.S. homeless identified during a one-night count in January 2015, says the National Alliance to End Homelessness' 2016 State of Homelessness report.
By: Jonathan Davis Homelessness is a significant problem in rural settings. And identifying those rural homeless presents multiple challenges, especially when mandated government strategies get in the way.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Churches are a pipeline for gift-giving throughout the year. Here are more reports on what local churches are doing to support the common good in their communities during this Christmas season.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Homelessness declined by 2 percent from last year; the numbers of homeless kids declined by 6 percent, and 18- to 24-year-olds by 9 percent. But well over a half-million remain homeless each night.
By: Jon Kuhrt Homelessness brings together a whole range of social issues - the political issues of material poverty, the moral issues of families and relationships and the personal issues relating to a person's inner identity.
By: Fiona Spence Ed Walker wanted to do something about Britain's homeless so he and his wife bought a house and rented it out to an ex-offender who had been living in a hostel. And Hope into Action was born.
By: Hugh Hollowell Homeless people first and foremost have lost their right to choose. Instead of denying them the ability to make choices, even bad ones, we should love them enough to restore their right to choose.
By: Hugh Hollowell Homelessness is more than losing a house and job. It's a series of losses. Churches that want to minister to the homeless should begin by restoring dignity and respect before housing and jobs.
By: Hugh Hollowell Many of us pray for snow. It provides beautiful landscapes and fun times for our children. For others without homes to protect them from the night's frigid temps, the weather is life and death.
Thousands turn out for housing voucher applications in Atlanta. Hundreds seek shelter in the tunnels under the Las Vegas strip. When will Americans re-evaluate our commitment to society's most vulnerable?