Finally Allowed to Live in a Shelter

By: Gligor Tashkovich (United States) What a relief; it is finally done. It took me 10-11 months of pretty consistent effort (when I wasn’t travelling) but I finally escorted the street-homeless couple Nadine and Jeffrey in a taxi to the shelter for adult families over at 30th Street and First Avenue. (The cab driver was fit…

When Your Boss Mocks the Homeless

I work in quite a popular area of London. Outside this shop, I’ve noticed a homeless man who sometimes sits outside and asks passers-by for any spare change. Last Sunday, while I was working, a garbage collector passed by this homeless man and started yelling at him. I couldn’t quite make out what he was…

Lessons on Hope from Geneviève de Gaulle

By Magdalena Macinska (Poland) On 27th January during the commemoration ceremony of the 70th anniversary of  the liberation of the concentration camp in Auschwitz I had the privilege to hear  the voice of the survivors. Their figures might have looked frail and delicate, but when they spoke their voices were strong and vibrant. They spoke…