Homelessness is a complex, global and growing phenomenon, and street homelessness is its most visible aspect. These children, men and women who live on the streets are, in the words of the Jamaican poet Lorna Goodison, “the world tribe of the dispossessed/outside the halls of plenty/ looking in”. This article explores both the specific treatment of homelessness in Catholic social teaching and the ethical principles in Catholic social teaching that can be brought to bear on analysis, advocacy, and action in the area of homelessness.
"Catholic Social Teaching and Homelessness: The World Tribe of the Dispossessed,"
Journal of Vincentian Social Action: Vol. 4:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/jovsa/vol4/iss1/8
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