The Overnighters

PBS Premiere: June 29, 2015Check the broadcast schedule »

Take Action

In your own religious congregation, dedicate time to studying what your faith teaches about giving comfort to the homeless or the stranger. Use those teachings to formulate a plan of action to tackle the challenges of homelessness in your community.

Investigate conflicts over acceptable property use in your city or town and the role that zoning policies play in those conflicts. Advocate for changes to the policies that you think would help resolve the conflicts or prevent future disputes.

Identify organizations in your community that are working on affordable housing issues and ask how you can help.

Host a panel discussion on boomtowns and corporate responsibility. Invite speakers with expertise in history, economics and social justice to address this question: How are corporations profiting from the Bakken shale oil field benefit the region and are there any ways that the companies should be held accountable for negative impact of their business operations?