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In contemporary American society, we find ourselves divided into one of two categories: the housed and the homeless. How do we go about erasing this division and bridging this gap? What ethical principles should we stand behind? Do we turn to personal charity, religious missions, or politics? Are some ways to engage and support the homeless community more effective than others? There is not one correct way to address homelessness, because it is a multifaceted national and global issue. Every attempt, however, must contain both aspects of critical reflection and practical service. Every successful attempt should approach from a structural and individual standpoint, strive to create an environment that fosters virtue, and treat
the homeless as humans with dignity. If this is done, both groups will be able to engage in a deep, mutual form of hospitality that has transformative results for all.