How to Love Our Neighbors
As you know, kinship is our calling at Lazarus. And kinship requires things like proximity, trust, and a belief that we belong to each other. It’s becoming clear that to love our neighbor well in these unprecedented times, we have to be willing to change our norms, specifically as it relates to proximity. It goes against all our instincts to not move toward people in times of such uncertainty.
Social distancing has become the phrase of the moment, but sadly it’s nothing new for people living on the margins. It’s what so many of our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness have dealt with long before this pandemic.
We have to remember that this population is in many ways at the greatest risk in the current situation. So, it is with a great deal of sadness that we have decided to suspend our Weekly Teams and Jobs for Life classes for the time being. The last thing we want is for our actions, taken in good faith, to exacerbate the ongoing global public health crisis.
We do not want to put our friends experiencing homelessness or our volunteers at risk during this time. We are monitoring the situation and will continue to keep you updated as more information emerges.
Click the link below to read more about what we’re doing and ways that you can help love our neighbors.
From weekly teams, to monthly volunteer opportunities, to our major annual events; there are many ways for you to get involved with Lazarus. View our calendar to keep up with events happening in Atlanta, GA & Washington, D.C.