“Compassion is not just feeling with someone, but seeking to change the situation. Frequently people think compassion and love are merely sentimental. No! They are very demanding. If you are going to be compassionate, be prepared for action!” Desmond Tutu The story last week that bylaw officers from the city of Surrey had told aContinue reading Life on 135A street, or, The little Pop-up Soup Kitchen that could
There were no winners in last week’s duel, and as I suspected, Syria has already faded from discussion for many people in favour of whatever outrage has their attention this week. For the people of Syria, there is no win. This week, Brent and I take a look at the how the city of AbbotsfordContinue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Ousting homeless without a plan is unacceptable.
Let me tell you a story about a little non-profit agency that had very big goals.It was a very small non- profit agency that specialized in finding low-cost, safe market accomodation for anyone who walked through the door – rich, poor, homeless, addicted,mentally ill or an ex-con, all were seen and treated equally. Operated out of a run-downContinue reading NOW the governments worried about homelessness.