As the seasons transition and the days become colder, we answer the call to pray, fast, and act this month by supporting action for people facing homelessness, unaffordable heating utility bills, and extreme housing insecurity.Learn more here.
THIS OCTOBER, JOIN THE EPPN AND PRESIDING BISHOPS OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND THE ELCA AS WE:
PRAY for our nation’s elected leaders to stand with those who struggle to secure safe and affordable shelter.
“God of compassion, your love for humanity was revealed in Jesus, whose earthly life began in the poverty of a stable and ended in the pain and isolation of the cross: we hold before you those who are homeless and cold especially in this bitter weather. Draw near and comfort them in spirit and bless those who work to provide them with shelter, food and friendship. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.” –For the Cold and Homeless, The Church of England
FAST to call attention in our own minds and actions human plight that eviction, poverty, and homelessness create.
Share on social media using #PrayFastAct and @TheEPPN. On the 21st, post a picture of a dinner place setting with the reason you are fasting this month. We fast on this day in solidarity with people who must choose between paying their utility and housing bills and buying food for their family. Consider participating in an electricity or heating fast by turning it off in your home for the day.
ACT by urging our elected leaders to support strong policy solutions that address affordable housing needs and homelessness.
Urge Congress to support strong policy solutions that address homelessness!