KINDLE [Sacred Shelter]

Me of the important structural problems that enable homelessness in our society and weaves them with real stories as told by the people who lived through them. Individuals have found renewed faith in God and community Beyond trauma and strife Dorothy Day's suggestion that All is grace is personified in these thirteen stories community Beyond trauma and strife Dorothy Day's suggestion that All is grace is personified in these thirteen stories Kalmanofsky rabbi at Ansche Chesed Synagogue says the program points toward a social fabric of encounter and recognition between strangers who overcome vast *differences to face one another which in Hebrew is called Panim el PanimWhile Sacred Shelter does not tackle the socioeconomic conditions *to face one another which in Hebrew is called Panim el PanimWhile Sacred Shelter does not tackle the socioeconomic conditions ineuities that cause homelessness it provides a voice for a demographic group that continues to suffer from systemic injustice and marginalization In powerful narrative form it expresses the resilience of individuals who have experienced homelessness and the hope and community they have found By listening to their stories we are urged to confront our own woundedness and uncover our desire for human connection a sacred shelter on the other side of sufferin. Sacred ShelterThe author wrote a book that perfectly captured the triumphs and setbacks of the homeless people profiled It was easy to empathize with them due to the raw Named a Gift Book for the Discerning New Yorker by The New York TimesIn a metropolis like New York homelessness can blend into the urban landscape For editor Susan Greenfield however New York is the place where a community of resilient remarkable individuals Are Yearning For A yearning for a Sacred Shelter follows the lives of thirteen formerly homeless people all of whom have graduated from the life skills empowerment program an interfaith life skills program for *HOMELESS AND FORMERLY HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS IN *and formerly homeless individuals in York Through frank honest interviews these individuals share traumas from their youth their experience with homelessness and the healing they have discovered through community and faithEdna Humphrey talks about losing her grandparents father and sister to illness accident and abuse Lisa Sperber discusses her bipolar disorder and her whiteness Dennis Barton speaks about his unconventional path to becoming a first generat. Riting A wonderful tribute to the contributors of the book and a very real view into the lives of homeless people living in NYC The author also touches on so. Ion college student and his journey to reconnect with his family The memoirists share stories about youth family jobs and love They describe their experiences with racism mental illness sexual assault and domestic violence Each of the thirteen storytellers honestly expresses his or her brokenheartedness and how finding community and faith gave them hope to carry onInterspersed among these life stories are reflections from program directors clerics Mentors And Volunteers Who and volunteers who worked with and in the life skills empowerment program In his reflection *George Horton Shares His Deep *Horton shares his deep for and solidarity with the 500 plus individuals he has come to now since he co founded the program in 1989 While religion can be divisive Horton firmly believes that all faiths urge us to welcome the stranger and as Pope Francis asks accompany them through the struggles of life Through solidarity and suffering many formerly homeless. ,


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