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Hospitality As Companionship And Justice, Laura Stivers Oct 2014

Hospitality As Companionship And Justice, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

My work has not been in direct ministry to people who are homeless but instead I have been involved in writing, teaching, and organizing to do the work of justice. . .to end homelessness as this homeless poet asks us to do. Organizing for justice through structural change (e.g. affordable housing, good work for all, universal healthcare, no wars, etc.) is of paramount importance. It is our fight. The problem of homelessness is less about the individuals who find themselves without a place to sleep and more about our collective identity as a people and a society. Organizing for justice ...


Christian Feminist Conception Of Justice, Laura A. Stivers Jun 2014

Christian Feminist Conception Of Justice, Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

The Judeo-Christian tradition testifies to a God that cries out, demanding that justice "roll down like waters, righteousness like an ever-flowing stream" (Amos 5:24). Christians agree that being advocates for justice is critical to the Christian witness. And yet one need not look widely to see that Christians disagree about what social justice entails. What does justice have to do with healthcare reform, illegal immigration, and same-sex marriage? Should Christians support tax policies that effectively require wealthy individuals to fund programs that benefit the poor? Does justice require that we acknowledge and address the inequalities borne out of histories ...


Capitalism, Inequality, And A Politics Of Fear Waged Against Affordable Housing, Laura A. Stivers Oct 2013

Capitalism, Inequality, And A Politics Of Fear Waged Against Affordable Housing, Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

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From Charity To Community: Promoting Hospitality As Justice (Invited Lecture), Laura A. Stivers Sep 2013

From Charity To Community: Promoting Hospitality As Justice (Invited Lecture), Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

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Responding To “Not In My Backyard” Advocates: A Christian Feminist Justice Approach, Laura A. Stivers Jan 2013

Responding To “Not In My Backyard” Advocates: A Christian Feminist Justice Approach, Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

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“Housing: The Civil Rights Issue For Our Time, Laura A. Stivers Jun 2012

“Housing: The Civil Rights Issue For Our Time, Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

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Making A Home For All, Laura A. Stivers Feb 2012

Making A Home For All, Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available


Disrupting Homelessness (Guest Lecture), Laura A. Stivers Feb 2012

Disrupting Homelessness (Guest Lecture), Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available


Breakfast With An Author For Book Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches, Laura A. Stivers Dec 2011

Breakfast With An Author For Book Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches, Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available


Interviewed By Annan Paterson, On Disrupting Homelessness, Laura A. Stivers Dec 2011

Interviewed By Annan Paterson, On Disrupting Homelessness, Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

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Interviewed By John Shorb, On Disrupting Homelessness, Laura A. Stivers Dec 2011

Interviewed By John Shorb, On Disrupting Homelessness, Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

aura Stivers, professor of ethics at Dominican University of California, recently investigated the issue of homelessness from a Christian perspective. The result was her new book Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches. She shared her thoughts on how churches and individual Christians might approach homelessness on a systematic level based on biblical understandings of hospitality and justice.


Profiles Of Dominican: Dr. Laura Stivers, Laura A. Stivers Dec 2011

Profiles Of Dominican: Dr. Laura Stivers, Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

Dr. Laura Stivers, Dean, School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and former Associate Professor of Ethics believes homelessness is a preventable problem in the United States. The solution begins with education about the root causes of homelessness, but the political will to change social policies that create inequality and poverty also will be necessary.


Disrupting Homelessness, Laura A. Stivers Sep 2011

Disrupting Homelessness, Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

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“Identifying Our New Context For Peacemaking: Domestic Economic Underdevelopment And Political Polarization, Laura A. Stivers Sep 2011

“Identifying Our New Context For Peacemaking: Domestic Economic Underdevelopment And Political Polarization, Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

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Disrupting Homelessness : Alternative Christian Approaches, Laura A. Stivers Mar 2011

Disrupting Homelessness : Alternative Christian Approaches, Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

Disrupting Homelessness unmasks the futile assumptions of our present approaches to homelessness and suggests ways in which Christians and Christian communities can create a prophetic social movement to end poverty and homelessness. The American dream, as conveyed by the media, includes owning a home. Increasingly, people are homeless or precariously housed because of joblessness, foreclosure, or dislocation. Ecclesial responses to homelessness and housing vary. Some Christian organizations focus on fixing the person and the behaviors that contribute to homelessness. Others promote home ownership for low income households. Employing disruptive Christian ethics, Laura Stivers criticizes both approaches, outlines an advocacy approach ...


Hospitality And Homelessness, Laura A. Stivers Feb 2011

Hospitality And Homelessness, Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available


Christian Responses To Homelessness, Laura Stivers Jan 2010

Christian Responses To Homelessness, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available


Interviewed By Joanne Brown, Laura A. Stivers Dec 2009

Interviewed By Joanne Brown, Laura A. Stivers

Laura Stivers

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Ideologies Of Housing And Homelessness, Laura Stivers Oct 2009

Ideologies Of Housing And Homelessness, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available


Interviewed By David Reid, “Causes Of Homelessness Left Untouched”, Laura Stivers Feb 2009

Interviewed By David Reid, “Causes Of Homelessness Left Untouched”, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available


Breakfast With An Author For Book Justice In A Global Economy, Laura Stivers Dec 2007

Breakfast With An Author For Book Justice In A Global Economy, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available


Interviewed By Brent Siddall, On Justice In A Global Economy, Laura Stivers Jul 2007

Interviewed By Brent Siddall, On Justice In A Global Economy, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available


Making A Home For All In God’S Beloved Community, Laura Stivers Dec 2006

Making A Home For All In God’S Beloved Community, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available


A Sense Of Place In A Globalized World: Place-Based Organizing For Corporate Accountability, Laura Stivers Dec 2006

A Sense Of Place In A Globalized World: Place-Based Organizing For Corporate Accountability, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

 An emphasis on labor mobility as well as the expendability people and the environment in late-stage capitalism prompts my exploration of rootedness to place as one value that can inform how we more justly construct our economies. I argue that rootedness to place is important for many people, while also noting the dangers of romanticizing the notion of place and/or using it to justify exclusion or oppression. In this essay, I theologically reflect on our connections to both ecological and human communities of a place, and argue that these connections should be guided by justice. Then I show how ...


God’S Promise Of Rootedness: Christian Response To Homelessness, Laura Stivers Sep 2006

God’S Promise Of Rootedness: Christian Response To Homelessness, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available


Pain And Suffering Of Job, Ourselves, And Others, Laura Stivers Aug 2006

Pain And Suffering Of Job, Ourselves, And Others, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available


A Sense Of Place In A Globalized World: Place-Based Organizing For Corporate Accountability, Laura Stivers Dec 2005

A Sense Of Place In A Globalized World: Place-Based Organizing For Corporate Accountability, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

no abstract available


A Sense Of Place In A Globalized World, Laura Stivers Feb 2005

A Sense Of Place In A Globalized World, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available


Placeless Bodies Of Economic Globalization, Laura Stivers Feb 2005

Placeless Bodies Of Economic Globalization, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available


Social Justice And Community Service, Laura Stivers Dec 2002

Social Justice And Community Service, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available