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When We Walk By – Kevin Adler

Exclusion presumes unbelonging, but there is no Planet Homelessness from where our neighbors experiencing homelessness emerged. Homelessness is a homegrown problem. Most of our unhoused neighbors were once our housed neighbors — and family members, classmates and friends. It’s long past time that we start treating them as such. This book was left on my…

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Western Fairfax Christian Ministries

(May 30, 2018) Host Catherine read sits down with Rebecca Kolowe, Executive Director of Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM). Formed in 1987, WFCM is a coalition of 12 area churches from Centerville and Chantilly that provide life-essential services to reduce hunger and the risk of homelessness amongst the most vulnerable residents of western Fairfax County….


Five Talents – Dale Stanton-Hoyle

(Jan 22, 2018) Catherine Read interviews Dale Stanton-Hoyle, Executive Director of Five Talents. Five Talents is a micro-enterprise development organization (MED) aimed at eradicating extreme global poverty by restoring human dignity and creating strong, sustainable communities. Their mission is to transform lives through economic empowerment. The Anglican and Episcopal Churches came together 20 years ago…

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Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women

(Sept 2017) This book is extraordinary – as is the woman who wrote it. One of the great strengths of the book is how it weaves staggering facts and statistics about mass incarceration into Susan Burton’s deeply personal story. Each chapter begins with facts about different aspects of our criminal justice system, and the sprawling…

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