Effective Compassion

A compassionate city

Compassion | Ministries in Indianapolis continue to find innovative and effective ways to battle poverty and other social ills
by Russ Pulliam
Posted 12/22/18, 09:07 am

INDIANAPOLIS—Nearly 20 years ago, WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky put Indianapolis on the map with a chapter about the city in his book Compassionate Conservatism, endorsed by then-Gov. George W. Bush of Texas.

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More than walls and a roof

Compassion | A tiny house community works to provide long-term stability for the homeless
by Charissa Koh
Posted 12/19/18, 03:26 pm

AUSTIN, Texas—Alan Graham started the Community First! Village in Austin, Texas, three years ago as a Christian alternative to the Housing First model. Housing First, a strategy widely used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, provides housing to the homeless before addressing problems like drug addiction or mental illness. Research suggests the rapid rehousing strategy does not lead to long-term housing security, but that hasn’t stopped the federal government from spending hundreds of millions of dollars on it.

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A revival of the ‘sanctuary church’ movement

Compassion | Congregations that protect illegal immigrants walk a fine legal line
by Charissa Koh
Posted 12/12/18, 04:59 pm

On Nov. 23, Samuel Oliver-Bruno emerged from the basement of the City Well United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C., for the first time in 11 months. A small crowd of church members accompanied the Mexican national to an appointment with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), where he was arrested and later deported.

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