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We are an intentional community living together in Southwest Detroit, born out of the Catholic Worker tradition and focused on a reality of shared humanity. We journey together on the path toward a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world, mindful of the work done and struggles endured by the Cloud of Witnesses who went before us.
We are invested in the urban agriculture revolution happening in Detroit. We strive to be co-creators of a city and a society that recognizes the interconnection of Earth and humanity. We nourish and are nourished by the Planet, in the belief that access to fresh, healthy food is a right and with the knowledge that this right is daily denied to millions everywhere.
We practice acts of hospitality. With a love of and compassion for the Earth and all those who inhabit her, we strive to create and embody a welcoming space and spirit. We invite those we know and those we don’t to share our home, a meal, our vision, our work…
We practice acts of nonviolent resistance. With an open acknowledgment of our own inheritance of and implicit participation in systems founded in and laden with inequality, we strive to resist these powers and to build alternate systems. We renounce those systems that threaten the entitlements of food, shelter, and human dignity. We seek to create new systems that support physical and mental health, peace, community, and mutual respect for all.
We seek to live lives of active spirituality as experienced through sustainability, simplicity, communal living, hospitality, and resistance. We acknowledge spiritual roots and are inspired by the examples of peace and justice found in sacred texts and traditions. In coming together we become more than the sum of our parts, growing together and deepening our spirituality in our work.
This vision is humbly lived in the recognition of those gone before us and with the joyful hope of being part of that continued tradition. We hope and pray that this mission, begun before us, will continue after us.