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Tuesday Truths

Posted: 2009-04-14 00:00:00

North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity feels blessed to be part of an amazing network of Habitat affiliates within Habitat International. With the recognition of this wonderful brand name, however, sometimes come a set of false assumptions. Habitat hopes to counter these false ideas in a series of "Myths and Truths" published each Tuesday.

MYTH: You have to be a Christian to become a Habitat homeowner.

TRUTH: Habitat for Humanity was founded as, and unashamedly remains, a Christian ministry. However, homeowners are chosen without regard to race, creed, or nationality --- following the requirements of the law as well as Habitat’s belief that God’s love extends to all. Habitat also welcomes volunteers from all faiths – or no faith -- who actively embrace the goal of eliminating poverty housing from the world.