Because we value the sort of intellectual exploration, reading, and conversation that gives way to holy and faith-filled living, we offer a very brief list of some of the books and thinkers that have shaped our thoughts and actions in recent years:

Dorothy Day, Selected Writings; The Long Loneliness

Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation

Will Campbell, Brother to a Dragonfly

Martin Luther King, Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of MLK, Jr.

William Stringfellow, An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land

James Cone, God of the Oppressed; The Cross and the Lynching TreeMartin & Malcolm & America

Delores Williams, Sisters in the Wilderness

Cornel West, Prophesy Deliverance!

Gustavo Gutierrez, A Theology of Liberation

Mark Lewis Taylor, The Theological and the Political

Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?; An Autobiography

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow

Michel Foucault, Discipline & Punish

Ada-María Isasi-Díaz, En la Lucha: Elaborating a Mujerista Theology

Dorothee Soelle, Suffering

Loïc Wacquant, Punishing the Poor


  1. Andrew,

    Zach and I had no idea you formed an intentional community in Nashvegas! I would love to learn and hear more about you all. Did Zach tell you about the social justice conference here in Searcy?

    Peace by Piece || February 5-7 || Searcy, AR

    There are going to be some amazing speakers here. I’m sure you all would love it. Maybe next time I’m passing through Nashville I could visit you all?

  2. I will be in Nashville winter would love to help out with cleaning cooking chopping wood am I welcome to stay and help out where I can I feel these are my brothers and sisters and I haven’t had the oppourtunity to meet yet iv worked many jobs jack of all trades master of non I seen your gut renching documentary its a shame but 1 more person can make that little bit of difference so I will be there Dec ill sleep anywhere I really feel I belong I feel I would be welcomed its like the place that’s been waiting for me. god bless Steven Belluz thunder bay Ontario Canada you people are an inspiration to me I would be greatful to help see you soon Dec

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