Beyond Sandwiches: A Symposium on Poverty, Race, and Homelessness

Beyond Sandwiches: A Symposium on Poverty, Race, and Homelessness

hosted by

Church of the Common Ground

Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Ellis Hall, 634 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta 30308.

Education, action, conversation.


Education
Featuring Panelists: Dr. Richard Dien Winfield, Distinguished Research Professor, University of Georgia; Rev. Natosha Reid Rice, Associate Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Associate General Counsel for Real Estate and Finance, Habitat for Humanity International; Dwayne Patterson, Director of Regional Organizing and Civic Engagement, Partnership for Southern Equity; and, Matthew Elder, Director of HomeFirst Gwinnett Initiative, United Way of Greater Atlanta; moderated by Elliot Watts, JD, of the CCG Advisory Council and Alston & Bird. They will lay bare the economic inequalities in Atlanta and beyond, outlining of the vast, inter-generational, and systemic wealth and income disparities that plague us.
Action
We will make, and eat, sandwiches – the type often given to ‘the poor’ – building many for our partner ministries and agencies. And, we will have an interactive hour greeting and engaging CCG’s partners, ranging from housing and food provision and medical care, to criminal justice reform and race relations.
Conversation
With a panel of street ministers and people experiencing homelessness, we will have a conversation inclusive of ‘primary voices.’


Register Now Here.
The symposium is $10. If you have any question please contact Monica Mainwaring at vicar@churchofthecommonground.org.

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Prayer for the people of Beirut

Light of new hope

God of refuge,
hear our prayer
as we hold the people of Beirut
in our hearts at this time.
Fill us with compassion
and move us to reach out in love.

In your mercy,
bring comfort to those who mourn,
healing to those who are injured,
shelter to those who are homeless
sustenance to those who hunger.

Give strength to those who are working
to rebuild shattered lives,
and protect those who are vulnerable
especially in a time of coronavirus.

Lead us in your ways
so that together we may bring
the light of new hope
wherever there is destruction and despair.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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