Testimony from the ODC:

Keeping the vision alive for the long haul

Murphy Davis talks about renewing commitment to the struggle for justice: http://petrafoundation.org/about/.

“Why we love and work at the odc: streets and prisons” a note from volunteer Mary Catherine Johnson

[Below is a note from Mary Catherine Johnson to Eduard Loring sharing her experience of volunteering at the ODC.] You write the best love analogies – thank you! I wish I could wash dishes on Saturday night, and spend time with you at Dayspring. With Marcus’s contact visit on Saturday and a family commitment on […]

Troy Davis joins the cloud of witnesses

Troy Davis was killed by the State of Georgia last night at 11:06 p.m. Billy Moore, who spent 16 1/2 years on death row, led all of us at Open Door through the day until the final vigil at the State Capital. After the execution, the Eucharist was celebrated at the Open Door in Troy’s […]

Homeless Take Over Imperial Hotel remembered on WABE

Listen here: <span class=”altText”><a target=”_blank” href=”/wabe/news.mediaplayer?STATION_NAME=wabe&MEDIA_ID=975804&MEDIA_EXTENSION=mp3&MODULE=news&ext=.mp3″><IMG SRC=’/national/newsroom/images/listen2.gif’ border=0 alt=’Listen Now’><IMG SRC=’/national/newsroom/images/mp32.gif’ BORDER=0></a></span> or at WABE’s site: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wabe/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1810763/Atlanta./Homeless.Take.Over.Downtown.Hotel.(‘This.Day.in.History’-1990

Ira Terrell featured in the AJC

The fading blue wall is covered in Ira Terrell’s love letters. Dozens are stuck there. He looks at his homage and smiles. “I love the Peachtree,” he says, pointing to one of the “letters” — the runners bibs he has collected over the years. Once a homeless alcoholic, the 64-year-old has a different kind of […]

Holy Week and Easter with the Homeless: 2011 Schedule

We invite you to join us for worship with our friends on the street during Holy Week. [Download a flyer] Palm Sunday, April 17 Open Door Community, 910 Ponce de Leon Avenue 4:00 pm Monday, April 18 Grady Hospital, Jessie Hill, Jr. Drive 5:00 pm Tuesday, April 19 City Jail, Peachtree Street SW 5:00 pm […]