Quotes on Revolutionary Faith and the God of Abolition

"Marxist faith is a faith in the future which men make for themselves in and through history. Or, more accurately, in the future that we must make for ourselves by what we do, so that this faith becomes a ‘wager’ which we make that our actions will, in fact, be successful. The transcendental element present … Continue reading Quotes on Revolutionary Faith and the God of Abolition

Mao: Combat Liberalism

September 7, 1937   We stand for active ideological struggle because it is the weapon for ensuring unity within the Party and the revolutionary organizations in the interest of our fight. Every Communist and revolutionary should take up this weapon. But liberalism rejects ideological struggle and stands for unprincipled peace, thus giving rise to a … Continue reading Mao: Combat Liberalism

A Quaker[ish] Insurrection: Follow the Spirit & Betray the Church

Early Quakers were radicalized by the Spirit's confrontation. They may have stumbled into a meeting for worship and experienced the tangible presence of God stirring up holy chaos, causing trembling, shouting, prophecy, and healing. In the thrill of communal silence, they would encounter the living God shining upon their heart - exposing their sin and imbuing … Continue reading A Quaker[ish] Insurrection: Follow the Spirit & Betray the Church

Becoming a Community: A Friendly Fire Update

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

Tear Down the Mighty, Tear Down the Church

The Friendly Fire Collective has a diversity of perspectives on the institutional church. There are non-Christians among us who don't find much need to talk about "the church," but there are also a number of us who are to some degree church abolitionist, as well as others who hold a more theologically orthodox understanding of … Continue reading Tear Down the Mighty, Tear Down the Church