Interfaith group sees progress in fight against homelessness

A map of Canada outlining the Anglican diocesan borders
 on June 1, 2018

EDMONTON – Members of an interfaith group formed to fight homelessness here are making strides in terms of both learning how to work with one another and in their awareness of the housing potential of their property, attendees at a gathering of the group heard March 27.

Formed in 2011, the Capital Region Interfaith Housing Initiative (CRIHI) includes groups from a variety of spiritual traditions, including Anglicanism. One of the group’s priorities, said a spokesperson, is to move from looking at homelessness “from a broad, city-wide perspective” to getting “boots on the ground,” and “to energize local communities, to engage local temples, mosques, churches and gurdwaras.”

The meeting on March 27 heard from representatives of the Anglican, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Moravian, Unitarian, Muslim and Jewish communities, as well as followers of Indian spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba.

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