Christ will return with sword in mouth, revealing the crookedness of the world's systems, cutting through deception and pride. Christ's words will pierce hearts and expose our sins—the ways we abuse our power and exploit others—and give us vision for a new world, opening our eyes to revolutionary possibilities. Christ will broaden our imagination for … Continue reading The Return of Christ
Comrade Alyssa, a committed communist and Christian who is currently in prison, needs our support as she begins her hunger strike! Pray for her, donate to her book fund, and stay up to date with her twitter to know how to be in solidarity with her! Tweet found here: https://twitter.com/comradealyssa/status/1113842897340727302 Support Comrade Alyssa: https://www.gofundme.com/comrade-alyssa039s-prison-book-fund
If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it. Luke 9:23-24 There are a variety of calls to be “crucified with … Continue reading With whom are you crucified today?
The first six months of our community were powerful, and busy. Between occupations, noise demos, marches, fundraisers, long nights of jail support - between Occupy ICE and the Prison Strike and anti-fascist counter-demonstrations - we were always seeing each other, always in the streets, always praying. We prayed before, during, and after actions. We prophesied … Continue reading Becoming a Community: A Friendly Fire Update
Written by Argentina, a retreat organizer and member of Christians for Socialism Church abolition has a conflicting meaning for me. I think of what churches have meant for communes before it was an institution that sided with imperialism, racism and other demonic forces that have plagued the earth. Initially, churches were intentional communities where people … Continue reading Church Abolition, Black Liberation and the End of the World
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 … Continue reading The Friendly Fire Retreat!
“We are as forlorn as children lost in the woods. When you stand in front of me and look at me, what do you know of the griefs that are in me and what do I know of yours. And if I were to cast myself down before you and weep and tell you, what … Continue reading Human beings ought to stand before one another as reverently, as reflectively, as lovingly, as we would before the entrance to Hell.