The purpose of Homeless Sunday is threefold:
Whatever level of engagement a congregation has with homelessness, Homeless Sunday is an opportunity to take it a step higher.
Homeless Sunday brings together thousands of churches. It has the support of all the main denominations and is celebrated in a wide range of congregations.
It’s a way for the churches to demonstrate solidarity with people experiencing homelessness in the UK, to challenge the conditions that give rise to high levels of homelessness, and to celebrate the work of the churches and others in tackling homelessness, at all levels, particularly locally.
From 2008 to 2014, Homeless Sunday was part of Poverty & Homelessness Action Week, a three-way partnership also involving Church Action on Poverty. The week started with Homeless Sunday, linking it with Poverty Action Sunday, which was marked a week later, on the first Sunday of February.
During 2013, it was agreed that this arrangement was not meeting the aspirations of all partners, and that 2014 would be the last Action Week.Donate to Homeless Sunday
Churches mark the day through a wide variety of activities:
All events raise the profile of homelessness in the church.
Connect: hear the voice of people marginalised through homelessness, perhaps people your church or project is working with, or through organisations working locally.
Challenge: learn the lessons about what is needed to tackle homelessness, and challenge political representatives to change policies that give rise to homelessness, and champion policies that will end it.
Commit: to practical action, political challenge and financial support of organisations working in homelessness.
Don’t forget that the two Homeless Sunday partners, Housing Justice and Scottish Churches Housing Action need your support.
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