Homelessness in Society Essay

587 WordsApr 30, 20153 Pages
The definition of discrimination: the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age or sex. Discrimination in today’s global society is a prominent issue that has an outstanding impact on the lifestyles it affects. My poster is about anti-discrimination of homeless people, in particular people that live in Australia, who are rejected from living a normal lifestyle because of all sorts of other discriminatory factors that can differ depending on the individual. People that we classify as homeless, are seen as outcasts in society. Homelessness is a global issue that is widely spread in all countries and can particularly effect more poverty stricken countries. An Australian census that was conducted in 2011 recorded the statistics that on any given night in Australia 1 in 200 people were living homeless on the streets. As of 2011 the number of homeless people in Australia was at a hefty 105,237, 56% who were males and 44% that were females, 25% that were Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and 30% that were born overseas. This figure was predicted to increase in the coming years. That’s over 105,000 people that weren’t given the same opportunities as us. The word "homelessness" is not mentioned in the Bible. So for me the closest reference that I could find in the gospels was in Matthew 25:35 - For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Also Jesus and his apostles never really had a designated home that was mentioned in the gospels. Jesus and his apostles often slept at night out in the open. To be homeless is to have no place to lay your head. In Luke 16: 19-31 he speaks of Lazarus, an extremely poor man who sat outside the gate of a rich man’s home who lived in extreme luxury. Lazarus simply hoped “to eat what fell from the rich man’s

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