What’s Friendly Fire up to in Philly?

Since our local chapter formed after the May Day retreat, we have been meeting weekly. We share a meal, often drinks, and then pray out of the Book of Common Prayer with a Pentecostal accent. Much of our energy this past month has been invested in the #OccupyICEPHL camp at City Hall. We are excited, … Continue reading What’s Friendly Fire up to in Philly?

Updates on #occupyICEPHL

It's disgustingly hot out on this imperialist holiday, but comrades at the encampment are going strong. Tents are up, there's a medical clinic and library, food is constantly being served, and folks are well-hydrated. Yesterday morning, when the camp was low on numbers, DHS officers came forward and began arresting comrades. A number of them were … Continue reading Updates on #occupyICEPHL

A Christian Left, Not a Moral Center: An Intervention in the Poor People’s Campaign

I. The Need for Critique The Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) has reintroduced important topics of poverty and systemic oppression into a mainstream Christian dialogue. Their call for a “Moral Awakening” in the United States is a call to mobilize all Americans, but especially faith leaders and activists to create a Christian Left that challenges the … Continue reading A Christian Left, Not a Moral Center: An Intervention in the Poor People’s Campaign

A report-back from the May Day Retreat

This report-back was included in this month's Friendly Fire newsletter An update from the collective We had every intention to put out a May newsletter. We also had every intention to patch together a report-back that reflected the experience of the 30 or so retreat attendees. But here we are in June, with no such report-back. … Continue reading A report-back from the May Day Retreat

Old episode of Friendly Anarchism: Anarchist Jesus, Rebuilding Radical Christianity, and Hope

https://soundcloud.com/friendlyanarchism/episode-29-anarchist-jesus-rebuilding-radical-christianity-and-hope-with-hye-sung-francis-121517 This episode was recorded prior to Katherine becoming a Friendly Fire comrade. I realized we have never posted it on any of our online material, so if you want to listen a cute conversation of Hye Sung and Katherine, getting to know each other and getting excited about following the radical Way of Christ, … Continue reading Old episode of Friendly Anarchism: Anarchist Jesus, Rebuilding Radical Christianity, and Hope