Home Improvement Projects!

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!


Roundtable Discussion: Spirituality & Activism with Lena Gardner

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.



Summer 2015 Newsletter

What’s Inside This Issue…IMG_7338

“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

click here to read the Summer 2015 Newsletter


Name change: The Minneapolis Catholic Worker

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.  ryehouse-banner3.jpg


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.


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