You can apply to the 2019 Friendly Fire Retreat now. Applications are due April 15.
Another church is possible!
Global systems of domination keep us isolated. Capitalism, white supremacy, cisheteropatriarchy, ableism, and christian hegemony violently tear our communities apart. The church has for too long perpetuated these power structures—but we will not.
Our interconnectedness and intimacy are powerful weapons in the struggle for liberation. These connections must be strengthened and refined.
We must practice uncompromising dedication to one another, forged in the fires of solidarity. We must build our lives around the material support of people who have been violently targeted by dominant powers. Our lives depend on it. We must break out of our lives of isolation and build up lives of discipline, connection, kindness, and mutual aid in the commune.
It’s time to discover what faithfulness looks like in the commune.
Join us this summer on our second annual retreat
June 17-20th, revolutionary leftists of faith from across the so-called United States will gather on occupied Dakota land, commonly known as Minnesota, to actualize this vision of the commune.
We will join together as a multifaith community to pray, prophesy, and worship. We will learn from one another through workshops and through the simple intimacy of sharing a life for four days. We will strengthen our relationships and networks and build new ones.
In order to make this happen, we need your help!
All funds raised will be used for food and supplies, lodging, or scholarships.
Scholarships. The suggested retreat fees are a sliding scale of $55-95 per person, but we won’t turn anyone away for lack of funds. If you are able, please consider donating a scholarship to allow a comrade to attend the retreat. The planning committee will prioritize folks from marginalized communities in the distribution of scholarships.
Lodging. As a security measure, we will not be publicly disclosing the location of the retreat site. Our accommodations include multi-bed cabins, a community kitchen, and shared bathroom facilities.
Who are we?
Friendly Fire Collective is a multifaith group of mystics and holy fools based in Philadelphia with members across the so-called U.S.
Christians for Socialism is neither a church nor a party, but an organizational space for Christians linking up to leftist struggles in their local and national communities.
The Minneapolis Catholic Worker is an intentional community and network of hospitality houses engaged in anti-oppression organizing and activism and rooted in the Catholic Worker tradition started by Dorothy Day.