September 12, 2019

NEW YORK – A two-day meeting of Orthodox Christian organizations working with people who experience homelessness commenced today at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The meeting, hosted by the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, which is also responsible for social issues, seeks to produce a common understanding from an Orthodox Christian perspective. It will also provide recommendations to the Assembly of Bishops on the situation, which effects a significant percentage of the population.

The participating organizations include: Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, Project Mexico/ St. Innocent Orphanage, Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Philoxenia, Inc., FOCUS North America, Martha and Mary Maternity House, CrossRoad Summer Institute, Neighborhood Resilience Project, Saint Basil Academy, and Philoxenia House.

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