The resources on this page invite you into solidarity with neighbors experiencing houselessness in our city and nation. We invite you to use the resources here to learn more about the realities and complexities of houselessness and to join us in envisioning and co-creating a more just and equitable community for all.
Before engaging in the material below, we recommend you learn about Richard Rohr’s 5 Conversions to Solidarity, for they provide a helpful, reflective guide for learning and moving forward in solidarity with those on the margins. You can read Rohr’s brief explanations of the 5 Conversions to Solidarity them HERE (read the posts from May 24 to May 30, 2020) or watch the video below.
*Quoted from Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations: May 24 – May 30, 2020
The First Conversion to solidarity is to have basic compassion for the poor in general or one poor person.
The Second Conversion to solidarity is anger at the unjust situation that caused someone’s or a group of people’s poverty.
The Third Conversion to solidarity is when we idealize some of the virtues of the poor that we ourselves do not have.
The Fourth Conversion to solidarity is a deepening recognition of the impact of systemic oppression.
The Fifth Conversion to solidarity is a choice to walk with the poor and oppressed, to be taught by them, and to love them as equals, each of us bearing the Divine Indwelling Spirit within.