urgent message from 'the simple way'

The Simple Way are a community in Philadelphia, modeling what has been termed ‘new monasticism’ – simple living, working with the poor and needy, setting up micro-businesses that recycle, running after school programs etc… Good peoples. One of the people who runs it, Shane Claibourne, has spoken at Greenbelt in the past – a fascinating and inspiring bloke.

anyway, their neighbourhood was destroyed in a massive fire yesterday, and they lost their community centre, homes, cars… a whole load of stuff. Go to their website to read about it, and if you can, to donate to help them and their neighbours rebuild their lives.

the next installment of the tour blog is coming soon, worry not…

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