Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Lock Out--What a Cool Consciousness Raising Idea

Well, I planned not to post until next week, but I couldn't resist passing on this idea. This post on Erik Ullestad's blog describes a Lock Out, an idea that's just the opposite from the traditional Lock In. This experience helps expose church youth groups to issues that the homeless face. Hopefully participating would raise sensitivity to the issues of homelessness and spur work on this social justice issue. Lock Ins of my youth didn't really see us accomplish much. We watched movies (I remember watching Halloween, of all things) and overate and spooked ourselves by going down dark hallways into spooky sanctuaries. A Lock Out could be so much more meaningful.

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