Monday, December 04, 2006

Homeless in British Columbia

"If everyone who wants to see an end to poverty, hunger and suffering speaks out, then the noise will be deafening. Politicians will have to listen."
- Archbishop Desmond TuTu

"I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals
a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, dignity,
equality and justice for their spirits. I believe what self-centered men
have torn down, other-centered men can build up."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
As you can see poverty and homelessness are on my mind tonight. I live in one of the most wealthy countries in one of the wealthiest provinces in that country and yet we have thousands of people homeless in this province alone and that does not take into count the number of people who are sleeping on friends and families couches. Yet we are told every day that the economy is booming, people are making money and that means taxes are being paid yet we cannot provide for the most needy in our midst. What does that say about us?

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