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Resources for research

In this space you can use the links to undertake some research or design a school or church project, and find out more about any aspect of home and homelessness which interests you or which has claimed your attention so far. One of the things you might like to do is to contrast the sort of websites which assume you have a home and enough money to design or alter it and the websites of charities and agencies which try to help homeless people get a roof over their heads. Both are trying to engage your attention and, in many cases, spend or donate money.

You might like to note down in your journal or blog anything which you think challenges or changes your faith. You can find your own resources if you prefer, using the web or your local library or school resources.


Some questions to think about when looking through the websites include:

  • What does the website say it is about?
  • What is the website seeking to do?
  • What do the pictures (if any) mean to you?
  • Are there any interesting stories or reflections?
  • How does the website increase your knowledge and understanding about the issue?
  • How useful is the website for someone looking for information, ideas or help?

At the end of your research you might like to work in a group to design the front page of a new website highlighting issues of home and homelessness you have encountered so far.

Continue: Finding out about 'home'
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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


  • 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


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


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


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


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


Theological reflection on home and heaven

Hymns and other music

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


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


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


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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