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December 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Homelessness: More churches and other religious properties should open their doors

Per The Seattle Times’ editorial “Mayor Ed Murray and homelessness task force must look for long-term solution” [Opinion, Dec. 22], let me suggest an obvious solution: If every faith-based property (mosque, synagogue, church, whatever) were to open their doors each evening to allow people shelter, homelessness would go away.

Where is the compassion supposedly expressed in their creeds? We need leaders here, groups who will walk their talk. Open up these unoccupied buildings each night, and homelessness (or at least nightly shelter) would be addressed directly. People of faith should not be comfortable knowing that their religious building sits empty while a single person has to sleep on the street.

Dave Galvin, Seattle

Comments | More in homeless | Topics: churches, homeless, homelessness

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