Street Homelessness and Catholic Theological Ethics - Orbis Books


Pages: 320

Binding: Softcover

Street Homelessness and Catholic Theological Ethics

By: James F. Keenan & Mark McGreevy
  • $45.00


With a Foreword by Cardinal Peter Turkson

"I commend this fascinating collection of essays from the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching for its reflective insights into the human tragedy that is homelessness and its practical focus on possible ways forward." --Right Honorable Tony Blair, former prime minister to the United Kingdom (1997 2007)

"This book will help us all toward greater confidence and commitment to end homelessness across our world." --Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

"This amazing and original collection shines a light on a problem so pervasive we no longer see it, much less regard it as an emergency. These authors open our eyes to the hard realities our neighbors face, and to the difficult call of compassion, hospitality, and justice. This is truly a path-breaking work in Catholic social ethics!" --Lisa Sowle Cahill, author, Global Justice, Christology, and Christian Ethics

Spanning five continents this collection seeks to deepen contemporary understandings of, and approaches to, Catholic theological ethics and the global crisis of homelessness. Topics include global strategies for combating homelessness, local ethical responses, and advocacy for special populations such as women, orphans, and veterans.

Contributors include Cardinal Peter Turkson, Dame Louise Casey CBE CB, William T. Cavanaugh, Mar­a Teresa D¡vila, Shaji George Kochuthara, CMI, Elias Opongo, SJ, and Mary Mee-Yin Yuen.

James F. Keenan, SJ, is the Canisius Professor and director of the Jesuit Institute at Boston College, and the founder of CTEWC. He is author or co-editor of numerous books, including The Bible and Catholic Theological Ethics (Orbis) and University Ethics: How Colleges Can Build and Benefit from a Culture of Ethics (Rowman & Littlefield).

Mark McGreevy, OBE, is group chief executive of Depaul International and a founder of the Institute of Global Homelessness (IGH) in Chicago. He is a recipient of the Order of the British Empire, awarded by Prince Charles for his international contribution to homelessness service.

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