Encounters with the Homeless

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'America This Week,' December 17, 2014

Jason Storbakken, along with his wife Vonetta, is co-founder of Radical Living, a Christian community located in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. He is a minister in the Mennonite Church USA and chapel director at the Bowery Mission in New York City. He’s also the author of a new book called Radical Spirituality: Repentance, Resistance, Revolution. Jason also is the curator of Through my Lens, an exhibit of photographs by people experiencing homelessness in New York.

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Sara Damewood
4 years ago

Great interview! I like Rev. Storbakken's flexible approach to responding to people who beg for money.

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Tommy O'Donnell
4 years ago

This guy is doing great work! Certainly another book to add to the reading list. However, America has never done (so far as I know) an article or interview with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, who are also doing great work in New York City. It's different work than the justice work of the Jesuits but that doesn't make it any less worthy. Perhaps America could promote fellow Catholics who are far less anti-institutional as well (and because of the nature of their work won't be forming their own magazine to promote themselves anytime soon! -- also just a difference in ministries not value)

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