Housing Justice

30 Apr

The cost of housing faces almost everyone, especially those in growing urban cores. It even affects employers, nonprofits and churches who often cannot pay salaries high enough to cover rising housing expenses. This course provides hope and practical ways this crisis can and is being address as a mission of the church.

Radical Discipleship

DSC00001From Jill Shook, who is teaching an innovative course this summer on housing–through the lens of biblical Jubilee:

Ever since the Great Recession, low income people in record numbers have been deprived of their assets and displaced from their homes—from land meant to be used in a way so that all can have access to decent shelter. This is a form of systemic violence that violates the principles of Jubilee justice found throughout the Bible, from Leviticus to the Book of Acts. As Christians, we are called to take action to assist not only the refugees from war and violence but also those displaced in gentrified cities, where rents are soaring.

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