Oh God help us see with your eyes…

Most of the church in Johannesburg’s suburbs lives oblivious to the horrific suffering of the 57% of South Africans who live in extreme poverty. The only encounters most have with the poor are through wound-up-windows at traffic lights in air-conditioned cars, through one-sided exploitative employment relationships or through...

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Dehumanised, victimized and traumatized…

I’m really grateful that Trish is back from hospital and that this ordeal is over with for now. We chose to follow this route so that we could understand what so many of our friends who have no other choice face. It was really a traumatic experience utilizing the government healthcare facilities at the Charlotte Maxeke...

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Hope in Hillbrow: ‘If Jesus lived anywhere, it would be here’

A great article in the Daily Maverick about us… http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2013-07-16-hope-in-hillbrow-if-jesus-lived-anywhere-it-would-be-here/#.UeavuI0weSr

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Finding new ways to express love…

Tonight we did something a little different for some of our homeless friends. We started off with a wash of the feet in a savlon anti-bacterial solution with soap, followed by a rinse and then another wash with soap, another rinse, followed by anti- bacterial spray, and then a nail clipping, ending with massaging a lovely smelling...

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Barack Obama lands in South Africa for a state visit tomorrow. How do you feel about that?

In 2006, during his last visit he was celebrated, and yet now when he lands he will face possible attempts at his arrest and mass protests. Two organisations have sought arrest warrants for him, bringing charges “of war crimes and crimes against humanity”. The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed an urgent application...

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Solidarity Sleep Out

Here are some of the stories shared by friends who came to join us to sleep in solidarity with the homeless. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVjcGDv_Bq8]

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