“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
From the very beginning, more than seven years ago, we committed to not only do this work relationally, but to do it in public. We’ve blogged about it from day one, and with our blog, our social media presence, and our newsletters, we try hard to stoke the imaginations of those who watch us. We want to bear witness to the goodness of God to our friends who are marginalized, but we also bear witness that another world is possible, to our friends who have lots of margin and who live in the world as it is and wish for the world as it should be.
And as gratifying as the Biscuitgate attention is, and as happy as we are with the end result of making life suck a little less for our friends who live outside, and as grateful as we are for the friendships we have formed as a result of this campaign, we remember that it’s all just a side effect of our work. It’s not our work.
Our primary work is not changing the City, or policy, or the laws. Our work is to build a community of folks, some housed and some not, who are trying to learn how to love each other. Our work is to be with those who have no hope. Our work is to bear witness to the goodness of God in a world that has legitimate reasons to doubt that goodness.
That the world changes for the better is just a benefit.
Our Biscuitgate blog posts, which you can also read at this link:
- Feeding Homeless Apparently Illegal in Raleigh, NC
- Frequently Asked Questions About The Moore Square Incident
- A Good First Step
- Hugh’s Statement To The Law & Public Safety Committee
- Being Fed
- Thanks For Bringing Back Our Breakfast
- City Council Votes Committee Suggestions Into Law
- Emails: Raleigh Leaders Plotted To Criminalize Feeding Poor
- Out Of Control: City Says Sharing Food In Moore Square Is Harmful
- Committee Will Hear Task Force Recommendations
- Reaction To November 26 City Council Committee Meeting
- “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
- Biscuitgate Statement: Ground Contamination At Food Distribution Center Site
- Biscuitgate Update: Oak City Outreach Center Construction
- The Opposite Of Homelessness Is Community
- Our Statement Regarding The One Year Anniversary Of Biscuitgate
Behind the scenes of Biscuitgate, from phone calls to memes to staff meals: