Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry's Faith & Family Homelessness Project is a concentrated effort to inspire increased advocacy and care around the issue of family homelessness in the greater Puget Sound faith community. The project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of its priority to prevent and end family homelessness in the Pacific Northwest.
Over a 16 month period, 14 faith communities in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties commit to use their social and political will as a force for changing cultural and societal attitudes, behaviors and policies that surround the crisis of family homelessness. These communities receive financial resources and support designed to increase their response to family homelessness, while learning to effectively advocate for the public policy changes needed to reduce family homelessness in the region. The School is working with respected local partners to
provide a high level of support to each of the selected faith
communities including Associated Ministries, the Church Council of Greater Seattle and the Interfaith Association of NW Washington.
Envisioning a world where the cycle of family homelessness is broken through the creation of new relationships, platforms and model for successful faith-based advocacy.
Watch a slideshow on the Project here!
Seattle University, founded
in 1891, is dedicated to its mission: To educate the whole person, to
professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane
world. One of the University’s foundational values, at the core of its
Jesuit identity, is a faith that does justice. Seattle University’s
School of Theology and Ministry represents over 17 religious traditions,
including partnerships with Reformed, Protestant, Anglican, Unitarian,
Roman Catholic and Evangelical faith communities, as well as Jewish and
Muslim communities. Out of these partnerships and a trusted
reputation as educator and leader in interreligious conversations, the
School is committed to developing and administering leadership in social
justice advocacy and collaborations, including that of the Faith &
Family Homelessness Project.
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