HILFH #31 Alison Cunningham
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Alison Cunningham is an activist and public leader in New Haven, CT. Currently, she serves as the Director of Professional Formation for Yale University’s Divinity School and this month she speaks with Mary about how circumstances of climate change may be met with activism and spirit.

Spirit has always been at the center of Alison's career. She points to the practical expression of spirit when prior to her Divinity School position, Alison spent most of two decades as Chief Executive Officer for Columbus House, also in New Haven and a nonprofit organization devoted to providing homes and shelter for people who need them.

In their conversation on this episode of HILFH, Alison and Mary dig deep into questions of housing, public policy, climate challenges and the role of spirituality in response.

You can learn more about Alison Cunningham by taking a look at the articles below. And following on Alison’s suggestions, keep an eye out for how you can become more involved in community initiatives and public policy that respond to the needs of people and land near you. If you’re already involved, invite more people into being part of the solutions.

Learn about Alison at Yale:

https://divinity.yale.edu/news/protecting-homeless-people-during-pandemic-alison-cunningham-84-mdiv 


Learn about Alison at Columbus House:

https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Homeless-advocate-Alison-Cunningham-leaving-13969586.php 




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