Amid rising homelessness, congregations are building affordable housing.
I see the people I'm protesting against when I get my mail, or sort my laundry.
In poor communities like the one where I live and work, evictions are not the exception. They’re the norm.
People are rightly disgusted by buildings with separate entrances for low-income residents. But churches have side-door people, too.
Don’t be fooled by the news out of Detroit: cities are cool again. One of the big takeaways from the 2010 census was that, after a century-long love affair with suburban subdivisions, affluent Americans are jumping back on the (worldwide) urbanizing bandwagon. For a new generation of hipsters, yuppies and retirees, city living is not only aesthetically and culturally preferable. It is an essential piece of a progressive lifestyle. This sensibility springs from a degree of historical consciousness.