Please click the link below to register for the 2016 Faith & Resistance Retreat, hosted by the Minneapolis Catholic Worker.
It’s July, which means that the Rye House gardens are beginning to bloom. The front yard is lush with all of the chard, kale, peas, herbs, squash and more.
Recently, however, one of our beautiful hand-painted window boxes broke, leaving the front windows looking a little sadly lopsided. Ruthie and Katie, both excellent with power tools, took on the project of creating a new window box.
Below is the finished product, just waiting for a matching paint job and some plants!
Come join us for our next Roundtable Discussion with Lena Gardner as she speaks on the topics of Spirituality & Activism!
When: Tuesday, July 14, 6:30-9:00 pm
Where: Faith Mennonite Church, 2720 E 22nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406
What: Please bring a dish to share for the potluck between 6:30-7:30. Program and conversation will go from 7:30-9:00pm.
Click here to visit the Facebook event page.
On June 6th, 2015, more than 5,000 people marched in St. Paul to protest the expansion of tar sands pipelines in the Tar Sands Resistance March. Members of the Minneapolis Catholic Worker were there, joining our voices to those of other activist groups and individuals.
What’s Inside This Issue…
“What’s Happening in Minneapolis” by Katie Yanike, page 1
Featured Article: “Whites Fighting Racism: What it’s about” by Ricardo Levins Morales, page 3
“#BlackLivesMatter” by Dawn King, page 4
“The Chippewa River Water Walk” by Joe Kruse, page 5
Recipe: Nikki’s Power Cookies, page 6
“Healing Shame” by Ruth Cole, page 7
Support Us, page 8
The Rye House has a new name! We now call ourselves the Minneapolis Catholic Worker, in order to reflect more clearly the people and ideas that make up our community. The Rye House is still the Rye House, and does all that it has always done. The new name connects us to the greater Catholic Worker community, its people, projects, and support. Furthermore, the new name enables us to add another house, which is our hope for the near future, give it a name, and create a two-house Catholic Worker community in Minneapolis.
On September 24th and 25th Minneapolis hosted the inaugural Frac Sands Conference. About sixty concerned people from the Twin Cities and the Driftless Region attended a protest and rally, planned by the Rye House, outside of the conference. Folks came to protest frac sand mining and to try to dialouge with representatives from the frac sand mining industry. There were banner drops in the conference space, speeches, songs, chants, street theater, and finally a march into the conference space as conference attendees were having their cocktail hour. The following are photos from the event.