thoughts from a socialist church abolitionist . . . I struggle often with how other socialists do not recognize that the state will always be an obstacle. If a new revolutionary state is established to construct socialism (throughout the nations and territories on what was formerly the United States), the state should be seen as … Continue reading The Withering Away of State & Church
From the Rye House GoFundMe: The Rye House is an intentional community house and house of hospitality in South Minneapolis which sees A LOT of hard use. The community--8 members now--has been doing a weekly free open meal out of the house for over seven years. We have three rooms where people experiencing homelessness or transition, … Continue reading These Catholic Workers need support!
Written by Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976), national poet of Bangeladesh and anti-colonial revolutionary I do sing of equality In which dissolves All the barriers and estrangements, In which have been united Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians. I do sing of equality. Who are you?—A Parsee? A Jain? A Jew? A Santal, a Bheel or a Garo? … Continue reading Poem: Communistic
Though we aren't meeting weekly for prayer at the moment, we are still meeting! We have our monthly The Gospel in Solentiname reading group tomorrow (Wednesday, October 9) in West Philly, 7-9pm. (event page) We have a shared meal and prayer meeting next Wednesday, October 16, 7pm-9pm. (event page) Keep an eye on our upcoming … Continue reading October Friendly Fire Events
Blake Jerome Everitt compiled some quotes from early Quakers, and about early Quakers, that bring to light the forgotten gospel of Quakerism. This one prophetic judgment from early Quaker Margaret Killam does an especially powerful job of summing up the Quaker message: "Howl ye rich men, for the misery which is coming upon you, for the … Continue reading Forgotten Quakerism
The story for me goes something like: Jesus had an intimate, dialectical relationship with religious mythology, and through this found a way to build political power from the people. His relationship to God formed him into an organizer. He revealed a gospel that was material, that sought justice at all costs, that prioritized the poor … Continue reading A Mythology of Jesus
World Quaker Day is this Sunday, October 6. In light of this colonizer holiday, here is a prayer. On this World Quaker Day, we ask the Spirit of God to baptize the Religious Society of Friends in the so-called United States with transformative judgment. Do not hold back, Lord, from revealing your heart of justice … Continue reading A Prayer for World Quaker Day