Luther Seminary abandons homeless shelter plan; Tuesday Town Hall Cancelled

May 20, 2024 — Luther Seminary announced this morning it will not move forward with negotiations to establish an emergency overnight shelter for homeless people on its campus. The community town hall meeting with representatives from Ramsey County and Model Cities that was originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, has been canceled. Here is the statement released by seminary officials shortly after 10 a.m.:

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  1. Concerned

    Wow! This says a lot about what the university values (or doesn’t). How are they training students to become pastors and teachers and leaders in evangelism without seeing opportunity to be Christ like and help those in need? So you’ll let large buildings sit empty trying to sell them in a horrible economic time rather than allow the buildings to be leased in order to help others. This is why so many see Christian institutions saying one thing but doing another and bringing into question Christianity as a whole.

  2. StPaulGuy

    Typical hypocritical Saint Anthony Park – you’re all so self-righteous with your progressive yard signs and virtue-signaling group think and then you prove yourselves to be just as close-minded and NIMBY as the suburbs you love to disdain. Watch out, your true white privilege colors are showing… And shame on the Seminary, too – you don’t get to tout your “gospel-centered community” without actually following through on your principles. What happened to welcoming and loving the stranger? I guess just from a distance?

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