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LDS Church and Other Faith Leaders Call for "Compassion and Civility" Amid Controversy Over Homelessness

by | Apr. 13, 2017

Mormon Life

After the Church recently released statement on homelessness, Bishop Gérald Caussé, presiding bishop of the Church, recently joined with eight other faith leaders to release a joint statement.

Amid continuous and at times fierce contention over state, city and county efforts to overhaul the state's troubled homeless services system, Utah faith leaders Thursday issued a joint statement calling for "compassion and civility."

"The depth and strength of a community’s character can be measured by how it treats its most vulnerable citizens," according to the statement issued by the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable.

"As a group representing many faiths, we implore all to seek a deeper understanding of the many paths that lead to homelessness and to join our common efforts to assist our homeless brothers and sisters in meeting their needs for housing and other services that will help them achieve economic independence and a life of dignity," faith leaders said.

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