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Other Face of God, The: When the Stranger Calls Us Home

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Mary Jo Leddy lives with refugees at Romero House, a temporary shelter like no other. She invites us to see them with the eyes of Christ and begin to know our true selves.
"There is an African saying that it takes a village to raise a child," writes Leddy. "At Romero House we say that it takes a neighborhood to welcome a refugee. And it takes a refugee to make a neighborho
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Novalis
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lisa
Dec 13, 2011 lisa rated it really liked it
In The Other Face of God, Mary Jo Leddy shares stories of her life at Romero House, a home for people who are, for now, refugees seeking a new home. Her stories describe the lives of individuals with whom she has lived, and out of her experiences a theology of neighborliness and justice emerges. How does the stranger “calls us home”? In Leddy’s words, “Living in the shelter of each other, we begin to live in the neighborhood of God.” This is a powerful book, full of passion and deep faith. As I ...more
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Aug 08, 2012 John rated it it was amazing
This is a challenging, and at times poetic, work of Mary Jo Leddy.

Stories of refugees she lived with in Romero House in Toronto provide the real persons who provoke in her a spirituality of the neighbor. Openness to the stranger can call us to our true selves, away from our imperial selves and the empire that sustains them.

Combining moving stories with reflections from writers as disparate as Hannah Arendt and Miroslov Volf, Wendell Berry and Jon Sobrino

Her theological reflection and political
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