Street Retreats to be offered

Action By Presence will be offering a unique opportunity to experience what it’s like to live on the streets of mid-town Detroit. A street retreat, based on the work of the Faithful Fools of San Francisco, gives 12 participants a safe, guided plunge into the unknown.

We will experience homelessness firsthand, begging for money, finding places to get food and shelter, to use the bathroom, etc. By bearing witness to homelessness, we begin to recognize our common humanity.

“When we go… to bear witness to life on the streets, we’re offering ourselves.
Not blankets, not food, not clothes, just ourselves.”
-Bernie Glassman, Bearing Witness

The next Overnight Retreat will be offered May 19-22. Please visit the Action By Presence website for details and registration.