Stan’s Corner, Thursday, September 15

I just read the story of a Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington that had a very interesting mission of sponsoring a Tent City for three months on their front lawn.  “Tent City is a well-organized long-standing coalition of self-governing homeless people who have banded together for safety, community and advocacy.  They refer to themselves as “houseless,” not “homeless.”

The city of Seattle permits the hundred or so residents of Tent City to encamp within the city limits but only at places to which they have been invited and for no longer than 90 days in any one spot.  It has fallen largely to the churches of Seattle to be the advocates and hosts of Tent City.” This is remarkable!