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?
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
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
The June newsletter is out! This issue includes thoughts on a militant Quakerism, some news and updates on the Christian Left, some reflections on the May Day retreat, & m o r e ! ! ! ! J U N E N E W S L E T T E R
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
And it was good. Chaotic at times. Especially in the beginning. We made the pilgrimage and followed God along the bumps. Lots of leaning, trusting, testing of faith. Some drove all the way from Texas and Louisiana, and some had cars break down - and on the way to Philadelphia, and on the way to … Continue reading The retreat finally happened.
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