Theology and Harm Reduction

Although I am no longer practicing, I was raised Catholic. I was reflecting on the ways that Christianity essentially compels us to be harm reductionists. There are some people of faith who agree but most of the time faith based organizations are relatively hostile to some of these endeavors. One of our partners works at a Catholic soup kitchen and so we know that our supplies are being handed out there and for the same reason that food, companionship, and other services are. We definitely hope to forge relationships with faith based organizations that want to get more involved with harm reduction.