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Home (not so) Sweet Homeless

Jan 20, 2010

(Winter 2010)

Today, we are confronted with many daunting statistics related to our idea of home. In Edmonton there are over 3,000 homeless individuals living on the streets, a number projected to double within the next ten years. Each day within Canada there are up to 300,000 people without a permanent place to stay. Globally, that number expands to over 40 million refugees and displaced persons left vulnerable due to warfare and internal conflicts. Furthermore, the earth, the only home we have ever known, is being exploited and polluted at a greater rate than ever experienced before.Yet, what is home? What is the significance of home in our own lives? What does it mean to be homeless? What are we separated, displaced or dislocated from?

Brian Walsh, Chris Turner and Jim Gurnett and a host of other presenters lead King's to explore questions such as these as well as the various forms of homelessness – socioeconomic, ecological, and psycho-spiritual – creatively discovering how biblical attentiveness and the Christian faith can heal the profound dislocations in our society and within our own lives.

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