When our hospitality is empowered by a vision of the Kin’dom of God, rather than the values of the dominant culture, it includes a commitment to extend welcome and friendship not only to those who are likeable, and “like us,” but also, in equal measure, to those who are unlikeable, and/or different culturally, socially or in any other way.
Here at the Peace House radical hospitality means:
Welcoming strangers without regard to gender preference, race, nationality, sexual orientation, political affiliation, economic status or any other humanly contrived distinction.
Offering bed, breakfast and personal support to travelers engaged in the work of peace-making, justice-seeking, community building and healing—or resting for a time from the work of their calling.
Making gathering space available, as we are able and without charge, for public activities that encourage and support peace, justice, community and healing.
Offering hospice care, as we are able, to persons who are approaching death.
Serving a free weekly communal meal and offering other services to houseless and other low-income persons (previously at Sunnyside Community House but soon at a new location!).
Offering emergency shelter, food, and other services to houseless persons on cold winter nights.
Providing sanctuary to refugees facing potential deportation.