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Journal/Blog

Throughout your visits and explorations of the spaces here you have been invited to put thoughts, impressions and ideas into your notebook, your journal or on your blog. In this space, you are invited to take time to review the thoughts and ideas and ask yourself some questions:

Questions

  • What have I learned?
  • What caught my attention?
  • What has made me feel challenged?
  • What has made me feel uncomfortable?
  • What has made me rejoice?
  • What has given me inspiration?
  • What has challenged my ideas?
  • What has made me want to do more?

Blogs and Writers

To help you do this, you might want to look at some other blogs and writers:

Another way to review your thoughts and ideas might be to look at the Home Project at which took place in July 2009 in Dublin. A selection of statements about 'home' were chosen and stencilled onto the pavements of Clanbrassil Street. You might to look at those stencils and reflect on what people wanted to say about what home meant to them.

In your group, you might want to take inspiration from this by creating a home wall on which people can write thoughts, express feelings, or leave each other messages.

Or you can send messages to MTAG by emailing Anne Richards or post them on MTAG's Facebook page

Thoughts on home from young people
© CTBI and MTAG 2014

Navigating the pathways

From here, you can travel as a visitor through a number of pathways through the various cell-spaces finding out what it is like to be an inmate here.

You can mix and match your journey through the different spaces depending on what you would most like to explore, study or do.

Yellow Blue Green Pink

Welcome

  • What is a home?
  • What do you feel about homeless people?

Scripture passages with questions

  • Garden of Eden
  • Babylonian Captivity
  • Jesus has no home
  • Jesus’ mother at the Cross
  • Prodigal Son

Art/images on the theme for reflection with questions and exploration

Gift-giving and baggage dumping

  • Appreciating your home
  • Understanding homeless people better

Thought

  • Brief thoughts from different people about home and homelessness.
  • Questions for discussion

Prayers

For those who have lost their homes. With images for reflection

Research

Websites to explore on the theme of home; homelessness; refugees and asylum seekers

Diary/blog

  • What have you noted down for consideration?
  • Other bloggers; Comments from young people piloting the project

Theology

Theological reflection on home and heaven

Hymns and other music

Choose from Hymns; chants; psalms; classical music; contemporary music

Media

Video clips, TV episodes, Films, Books, Contemporary music

Footsteps of Jesus

  • How did issues of home and homelessness affect Jesus?
  • Matthew 2. 13-15 The Escape into Egypt
  • Luke 4. 16-30 The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth

Stories

Reflective stories
  • Manda’s story
  • Tanya’s story
  • Rebekah’s story
With questions for discussion

Reflections

Story telling
Real life stories
  • Dev’s story
  • Rahena’s story
  • Simon’s story
  • Ana’s story
  • Carl’s story

Recipe - suggestions for hospitality, trying new things

  • Megan’s story; the work of the Salvation Army
  • Making soup to share with others

Dispossession - how am I changing?

  • Going home....what will I leave behind?
  • What new things will I take home with me?
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