We have entered that time of year when many us give or receive a lot of hospitality. Holiday dinners, guests spending a few days or more at a time. Some people LOVE it while others dread it. Showing hospitality can be great practice for the new world that is upon us. I’ve been thinking about how more extreme weather means we will need to extend extreme hospitality to friends and strangers. So I chatted with two experts.
We live in a world with stronger and more frequent extreme weather events. As a result, giving and receiving hospitality is becoming the new normal for humans. Citizens’ Climate Radio host Peterson Toscano speaks with public theologian Jayme R. Reaves and public health expert Dr. Natasha DeJarnett. What are the risks leading to more displacement? What are the dilemmas and challenges of housing, feeding, and creating more space for people uprooted from homes during extreme weather? And what are some of the creative ways communities provide protection to those temporarily or permanently unhoused?
Have a listen to this engaging conversation.