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  • Outdoor feeding ban better for homeless [Philly.com]
    "Feeding the homeless at churches and mission settings such as the Broad Street Ministry's facility also provides the opportunity to offer the counseling that the homeless need to get off the streets and possibly into treatment and job programs."
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
  • Art Therapy Gives Homeless, At-Risk Youth Creative Outlet, Inspiration To Push Forward [Huffington Post]
    "As Dennis Jones began to find his way out of living in a truck, he turned to an art therapy group at a church. […] "I was [homeless], but that didn't mean I couldn't come here, buy coffee, clean myself up, buy a Mac eventually," Jones told the news source. Creative programs, like the one at Broad Street Ministry that helped Jones, often play a key role in healing and empowering those who have nowhere else to go."
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
  • Even potential allies on Nutter's homeless food policies are wary, and say support is conditional on progress. [Philadelphia City Paper]
    "[T]he mayor's press office also mentioned Minister Bill Golderer of Broad Street Ministries, who has been critical of outside meals as lacking dignity and nutrition that people deserve […] But Golderer […] says he supports the mayor's plan only if it is just that: a plan for better services for the homeless: 'If we're saying yes, we're going to do nutrition with dignity inside, I will lead that charge with others – but we have to commit to that. Banning one thing without a resource alternative is not an answer."
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
  • Dinner for the homeless, with a side of dignity [Philadelphia Daily News]
    "Over a low-key dinner, at a table, you're engaged on a different level. That's key. No one feels like an outsider. [...] There's a dignity to the process that moves the process beyond just feeding."
    Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
  • Off the Runway [Philadelphia Gay News]
    AIDS Fund and Sapphire Fund Collaborate with Broad Street Ministry to present the largest World AIDS Day celebration in Philadelphia.
    Friday, December 3rd, 2010
  • A Great Dinner Party [Presbyterian Church (USA) PDF]
    Gathering explores church's changing leadership needs in the "wilderness days" of the 21st century.
    Monday, November 22, 2010
  • Leadership Gathering [Presbytery of Philadelphia PDF]
    Peter Block, the world famous guru of community building, was the center piece of a three day exercise in community building and reflection on pastoral leadership, organized by Susan Tindall.
    Friday, November 12, 2010
  • Quixote Footlights [PDF Philadelphia Weekly]
    Astounding...Visually Impressive...Community theatre in it's truest sense, showing social justice as a group pursuit.
    Thursday, June 4, 2009
  • Quixote [PDF Spirit Community Newspapers]
    An anarchist Christian band and Philly’s most diverse church have joined hands for a unique production based on the classic tale of the Knight of the doleful countenance "QUIXOTE".
    Wednesday, June 3, 2009
  • Theatre Review of Quixote [PDF Philadelphia Inquirer]
    30-odd players in six alcoves explode with 'Quixote' power! Review from Wendy Rosenfield.
    Thursday, May 28, 2009
  • Tilting at Windmills on Broad St. [PDF Philadelphia Inquirer]
    The exciting new play, "Quixote," gives voice to the city's neediest at Broad Street Ministry.
    Monday, May 18, 2009
  • The Impossible Dream [PDF]
    Quixote, the exciting, upcoming show at Broad Street Ministry, makes the cover of Philadelphia City Paper!
    Thursday, May 14, 2009

  • Being the Ministry [Faith and Leadership PDF]
    BSM created an unconventional Christian community that embraces everyone from homeless people to investment bankers.
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009

  • City to keep open "overnight cafes" for homeless [Philadelphia Inquirer]
    Bill Golderer of the Broad Street Ministry, which operates one of the overnight cafes in its church basement at 315 S. Broad St. Operators supported the...
    Tuesday, April 22, 2008
  • Is It Just?
    A Good Friday Conversation about The Death Penalty
    March 21, 2008
  • Broad-minded faith [PDF]
    Philadelphia ministry seeks to re-connect those detached from religion
    in an artsy environment
    By Toya Richards Hill, Presbyterian News Service

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