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Summer 2022 Published

Our latest newsletter -- Summer 2022 -- is now available online. Get the latest news and happenings at HCW!

Dorothy Day Centenary Newsletter Posted!

We have posted a very special archival newsletter. This one commemorates Dorothy Day's 100th birthday. Enjoy!

Lent 2022 Published

Brand new newsletter out! Our Lent 2022 newsletter is now available online!

The Daylon Fund

In June of 2016 Daylon “Franchise” Ore was murdered. Daylon, “Murph” to his friends, was a Green House kid. For many years his easy smile and gentle presence were part of the Beloved Community we seek. Daylon was a whiz on the basketball court at the Green House. He effortlessly glided across the pavement, darting between the other kids, before lofting the ball through the hoop. Daylon was a big brother, a loving son, and a dear friend. At the time of his murder he was a student at Pine Manor College.

In Daylon’s memory The Hartford Catholic Worker, aka The Green House, has established the Daylon fund. With this fund we have helped several other Green House kids/young adults with college scholarships, tools for their trade, and assistance with security deposits for their first apartments.

If you are interested in contributing to this fund you can send a tax deductible contribution to: Hartford Catholic Worker, 18 Clark St. CT 06120. You can also make an online donation by clicking on the Donate button above; indicate on the donation that your contribution is for the Daylon Fund.

Please remember Daylon and his family in your prayers.

No Innocent Bystanders

The struggle for justice is ongoing. In answering the biblical call to act justly and love mercifully, can Christians cross lines of privilege to walk humbly not only with God but with their marginalized neighbors as well? No Innocent Bystanders looks at the role of allies in social justice movements and asks what works, what doesn’t, and why. It explains what allies legitimately can accomplish, what they can’t, and what kind of humility and clarity is required to tell the difference.

This book is a start-up guide for spiritual or religious people who are interested in working for social justice but don’t know how or where to begin, drawing on the lessons of history, the framework of Christian ideas, and the insights of contemporary activists. It offers practical guidance on how to meaningfully and mindfully advocate alongside all who struggle for a more just society.

Available from Westminster John Knox Press and Amazon.