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Tag Archives: Catholic Worker

The Catholic Worker Movement

Spirituality and Social Movements The Catholic Worker Movement Tuesday, December 1, 2020 After Brian McLaren’s helpful summary of biblical examples of social movements, I want to turn our attention to movements that originated within the United States in the last century. The Catholic Worker movement, established by Dorothy Day (1897‒1980) and Peter Maurin (1877‒1949), has… Continue Reading The Catholic Worker Movement

Peace and Advocacy for the Poor

Contemplative Activists Peace and Advocacy for the Poor Monday, July 13, 2020 Dorothy Day (1897–1980) gives us a clear example of a contemplative activist. In her case, she began with activism, converted to Catholicism around age 30, and eventually lived out her two callings in a powerful and effective way. My friend John Dear, himself… Continue Reading Peace and Advocacy for the Poor

Update from Akron Catholic Worker

Update from Akron Catholic Worker Mary Beora O’Connor (’16) Dear Living School Community, I live and work in the Summit Lake neighborhood of Akron, Ohio. Summit Lake is a beautiful, dissolving old urban sector, dotted with wooden houses built in the 1910’s to accommodate the massive influx of rubber workers. It has suffered neglect and… Continue Reading Update from Akron Catholic Worker