A roof is not
enough -- a look at homelessness
by Monte Leach
According to Scott Leckie, Director
of the Centre on Housing Rights and
Evictions in Geneva, homelessness
persists on a vast scale in both
rich and poor countries because of
economic and political disregard for
the human rights of the poor.
Spain: "We help them recover their
by Carmen Font
A survey of homelessness in Spain,
highlighting several programs which
encourage renewal of self-esteem and
relationship skills as the keys to
for the homeless,
by Jan Spence
How Flo Wheatley's experience with
the miraculous inspired her to start
the My Brother's Keeper Quilt Group.
The other side
of the coin: people-power and change,
by Tamae Ishiwatari
How the "Wednesday Patrol" in
Kawasaki, Japan, changed the fate of
homeless people through education,
fostering cooperation and
understanding in the entire
"We must help
save the world", Interview with Sarah
by Dick Larson
Sarah Lewis tells how she overcame
personal adversity to realize her
life's mission - to salvage lives,
inspiring creation of the Lewis
Center for the Homeless in Riverside,
The ATD Fourth
by Gérald Bitoun
A report on homelessness and poverty
in France and the organization which,
for 40 years, has sought to keep this
human crisis before the eyes and ears
not helplessness in the US,
by Cielito Pascual
A report on the factors driving up
the numbers of homeless people, and
the initiatives which are providing
both short and long term solutions.
A comparison between how the Dutch
Government and volunteers are
addressing homelessness in Holland.
Norway: Osman is not alone in his
by Ana Swierstra Bie
A report on increasing homelessness
in Norway, causes and attempts to
stem the tide against entrenched
the UK: Rough sleepers in Soho,
by Britta Landt
A survey of homelessness in London,
UK and efforts to reorient their
Russia: A visit with Valery Sokolov,
by Jan Spence
Valery Sokolov, journalist and
President of the fledgling
Nochlyazhka Charitable Foundation in
St. Petersburg, tells about
homelessness in Russia and his
surprise at finding homelessness in
the United States.
Germany: The visible form of true
by Andrea Bistrich
An analysis of how/why some 860,000
people are homeless in Germany, which
like most nations, has no
governmental structure to address
this human rights problem.
Canada: From housing to shelters to
by Connie Hargrave
A report about increasing
homelessness in Canada, which like
other countries, has cut funding for
housing to reduce its deficit and
save taxpayer money.
Cardboard village and the Shogun’s
by Tamae Ishiwatari
Discussion of homelessness in Japan
as a violation of the traditional
Shogun principle which gives top
priority to the common good,
including those caught up in the
"Catch 22" syndrome of social service
rules and regulations.
Internet can help
street children, by Carmen Font
Groups in Latin America are
helping homeless children by
establishing Internet centers in
cities and villages.
Helping the street children of South
profile of Ashoka fellow David Fortune
A profile of Ashoka fellow, David Fortune, fostering social
change in Cape Town, as founder of STREETS Community Development Association there.
Finding jewels in the
gutter, by Ana
Arne Skarpsno and his wife, Gerd, have spent
eleven years making meals and distributing them to those living on the
streets of Oslo, Norway - and have found a source of love like no
Homeless find self-reliance by
Theatre Troupe in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, provides a creative way for people to
enhance their self-esteem while performing plays based on their real life experiences on
Empty stomachs in a world of plenty, by Peter Rosset
Although food production has outstripped population growth, global hunger persists because market forces and politics, not human need, shape food distribution.
Living with the poor of Tokyo, by Charles McJilton
Christian missionary McJilton reports on his experience as a homeless man in Tokyo, highlighting the attitudes which perpetuate isolation and hopelessness even among those with skills and resourcefulness.
Romania: the chance for a normal life,
by Andrea Bistrich
Irina Dragoi and her teammates look after poor and homeless children in Bucharest.
Signs of success: the Race Against Poverty Awards, by Cielito Pascual
Six people are recognized for initiating projects to fight poverty in their countries.
Benjamin Creme, the chief editor of
Share International, lectures throughout the world on the emergence of
Maitreya -- the World Teacher -- and His group, the Masters of Wisdom.
Their urgent message for humanity is that we must learn to share the
resources of the world so that everyone has the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, health care and education.
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Details about the emergence of Maitreya, the World Teacher
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