This is excellent. As my posts hitherto will betray, I find myself stuck in a rather unstable oscillation between the kind of politics described here and a leftism which is neither anarchist nor pacifist (see McCabe’s The Class Struggle and Christian Love). I am certainly convinced, though, that the Church should make no claim to state power, should avoid co-option, and should make no attempt to enforce distinctively Christian norms by force of law. And there is much more food for thought here besides. Ciaron’s comments on contemporary US ‘spirituality’, in particular, are spot on.
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this week we will be opening our new house of hospitality in Haringey!
BELOW are lists of what we need! – the same list is also attached for easy printing.
We rely totally on voluntary donations in cash and in kind, and volunteers, for our work.
So if have anyhting that is surplus to what you need, please think of us. and also
please forward this around to anyone you think might be willing and able to help us.
We need basically everything you might need to furnish and equip a house, plus office stuff. AND, in addition, we will be providing overnight accommodation for up to 30 destitute refugees. So we will need extra stuff, especially mattresses and bedding, also fridges/freezers. Money is always needed too, of course!
We also need volunteers for all aspects of the work, ‘front line’ and support roles like admin, boook keeping and organising. Especially we are always looking for people who want to commit to the full time live-in life and work of community, hospitality and resistance that is the Catholic Worker!
All at London Catholic Worker
tel: 020 7249 0041
FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED
household cleaning materials
Food – non-perishable and regular donations of fresh food
Mattresses & Beds
DVD / video players
DVDs / videos
A4 paper & notebooks
lamps and shades
bike locks and parts
clothes (mainly mens, but also womens)
Pots / pans
Tables & chairs
Water boilers / urns
Knives chopping boards (inc. colour coded)
Etc … etc …. Etc ….