Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Men's hostel opens extreme weather beds

Downtown shelter unfurls extra bedrolls for the homeless
Scott Small.
The men's hostel at 150 Robson St. opened its Extreme Weather Response beds for the first time this season. After freezing temperatures sent people on the streets looking for somewhere warm to sleep, the hostel went to work. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

The Lebanese model: a multi-religious solution for Syria and Iraq?
A woman clutching a rosary prays for peace in Syria with Lebanese and Syrian Maronites in Jounieh, Lebanon. Lebanon, with its population of about 3.5 million people, has received more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees, the largest number of any country in the region. CNS photo / Hasan Shaaban, Reuters.
The apostolic nuncio to Lebanon has said the country is a model of multi-religious coexistence that could help resolve violent sectarian conflicts in the Middle East. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

New prostitution law will go into effect Dec. 6
Mercy Sister Anne Fleming leads a prayer for victims of human trafficking on Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Detroit in 2013. U.S. women religious were uniting in an effort to eradicate human trafficking through education, advocacy, and assisting the victims. CNS photo / Jim West.
 Prostitution Bill C-36 passed the Senate Nov. 6 and will go into effect in early December, criminalizing the purchase of sex for the first time. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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