Last week, I shared that I’ve felt called to incorporate the principals of the Harm Reduction philosophy into my pastoral calling and care for the people at Hope Recovery. In my post last week, I defined a model that I’m working on to further explain the process of creating an atmosphere of love, safety and belonging. Here’s a visual representation of that model:

Over the next weeks, I’ll continue to unpack this model. Many thanks for the folks who attend our Thursday night in-person gathering who lovingly and supportively continue to help me to develop this idea by share their ideas, give feedback and continue to ask questions for clarification.

For More Information on Faith and Harm Reduction see: SPIRIT OF HARM REDUCTION: A TOOLKIT FOR COMMUNITIES OF FAITH FACING OVERDOSE, published by Faith In Harm Reduction. (Read that here:

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