Sanctuary

By: Bianca Vazquez, Director of the Steinbruck Center Hostel at Luther Place Sanctuary can mean many different things — all rooted in creating safe and livable communities. While undocumented immigrants are the primary targets, we know that African-Americans, Muslims, and others may need sanctuary as well. These congregations, which cross many...

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A Home For Veterans

A powerful way to begin the year. I had the honor today of representing the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) at a ribbon cutting for a new building named the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence. This building provides housing for homeless veterans, and is part of the vision of ending...

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The Story of N Street Village

By: Gary Maring, NSV Board and Luther Place founding member of NSV In the years after the fiery devastation along 14th street following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in April 1968, Luther Place began to consider its property and location as an opportunity to help minister to the...

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Steinbruck Center Intern Reflections: Bailey

The University of Notre Dame’s Cross-Cultural Leadership Program provides students in the Latino Studies program with summer service learning and immersion opportunities in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. In DC, students intern at The Library of Congress — Hispanic Division, National Council of La Raza, and the US Conference of...

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Altars in the Streets

Pastor Karen shares the experience of presenting her book of poetry along with artist Emily C-D in Clifton Park, Baltimore. On Friday evening May 20, we drove into Clifton Park in Baltimore and parked by the Clifton Mansion. This house was constructed by Henry Thompson between 1790 and 1801, and...

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Wednesday Night at Red Emma’s

Pastor Karen offers a reflection on the experience of presenting her poetry book along with artist Emily C-D at Red Emma’s in Baltimore. She continues to ask the question “Where is God in this?” in her encounters. A Christian clergy and an artist walk into a radical bookstore in Baltimore…...

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New N Street Village Shelter

By: Gary Maring N Street Village selected to operate the first of eight new homeless shelters in DC N Street Village (NSV) is dramatically expanding its service to homeless women this year. Just last month, NSV was selected to manage short-term emergency housing operations for women in downtown DC at the...

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Lenten Devotion March 17

By: Olivia Whitener Readings: Psalm 31:9-16; Isaiah 53:10-12; Hebrews 2:1-9 In combination with the beginning of the second chapter of Hebrews, Psalm 31:9-16 tells of the suffering of humanity. The psalmist cries out, “I have passed out of mind like one who is dead; I have become like a broken vessel”...

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