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Holly House Publications encourages you to visit the web sites listed below. You will find examples of Christian disciples engaged in Christian service. You will find information that will help you better understand the meaning of Christian discipleship. You will find opportunities for participation in Christian service and resources to help you participate.

The Bruderhof
An international Christian community of more than 2,700 members living in 23 settlements on four continents—called to follow Jesus together in the spirit of the Sermon on the Mount. Founded in 1920 in Germany by Eberhard Arnold, the Bruderhof today has a presence in Germany, the United Kingdom, Paraguay, Australia, and four US states—New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Florida. (See also "Plough Publishing" listed below.)

Christian Community Development Association
An association of churches and parachurch organizations committed to the revitalization of depressed neighborhoods through a Christian understanding of neighbor—founded by John Perkins, author of With Justice for All. (See also "Harambe Ministries" listed below.)

Christian Missionary Fellowship
A Christian missionary agency supported by churches of the associated with the North American Christian Convention.

Cornerstone Forum
An ongoing conversation, online and live, with author and lecturer Gil Bailie concerning "the anthropological significance of the Incarnation"—inspired by the insights of René Girard, and informed by Catholic Theology and Western Literature. Two must-read books: Gil Bailie's Violence Unveiled and René Girard's I See Satan Fall Like Lightning.

Emmanuel Christian Seminary
A Christian seminary that encourages tough-minded thinking and taking Jesus seriously, supported by churches associated with the North American Christian Convention.

Habitat for Humanity
An organization that coordinates volunteers worldwide to build safe, decent, affordable houses for families that would otherwise be living in poverty—originally a ministry of Koinonia Farm, Americus, Georgia. (See "Koinonia Farm" listed below.)

Harambee Ministries
A neighborhood center for Christian community development in Pasadena, California—established by John Perkins in 1982. Harambee is Swahili for "Let's get together and push!" (See also "Christian Community Development Association" listed above.)

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
A nation-wide association that organizes groups of Christians for mutual support in Christian service among students on college and university campuses—supported by the Evangelical Christian community.

Koinonia Farm
Established in 1942 by Clarence Jordan as an inter-racial collective farm near Americus, Georgia, Koinonia is a "demonstration plot for the kingdom of God," where Christians share their lives and resources, following the example of the first Christian communities as described in the Acts of the Apostles. Clarence Jordan is best known for his "cotton patch" translation of the New Testament. (See also "Habitat for Humanity" listed above.)

An international organization that establishes and governs household communities where people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them share life together—founded by Jean Vanier, author of Community and Growth.

The Little Brothers of Jesus
Founded in France in 1933, a Roman Catholic congregation of religious brothers inspired by the life and writings of Charles de Foucauld. The congregation is organized into small communities that focus on the celebration of the Eucharist, simple manual labor in the spirit of the Catholic Worker Priests, and times of spiritual retreat into the desert. Carlo Carretto has written about his experiences as a member of the congregation in Letters from the Desert.

The North American Christian Convention
An annual, nation-wide gathering in the U.S. of Christians from independent Christian churches and churches of Christ for worship and fellowship. The churches represented are in a free association of churches with roots in the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, and have no church government beyond the local congregation.

Plough Publishing House
A ministry of the Bruderhof, Plough Publishing House is an independent publisher of books on faith, society, and the spiritual life, based in Walden, New York with branches in the United Kingdom and Australia. A must-read book from Plough Publishing is Salt and Light by Bruderhof founder Eberhard Arnold. (See "The Bruderhof" listed above.)

The Potter's House
A restaurant, bookstore, gift shop, concert venue, theatre, art gallery, and gathering place for conversation, Christian worship, and community action in Washington, DC—maintained by the Potter's House Church, a faith community birthed by Church of the Saviour. An ecumenical church, Church of the Saviour was founded in 1947 by Gordon Cosby. Elizabeth O'Connor describes Gordon Cosby's vision of life together in Christian community in Call to Commitment and in Journey Inward, Journey Outward.

Windows Booksellers
A bookstore that specializes in books on Christian discipleship and Christian community where you can find books by Will Robinson. To name two: Whither Theology? and The Biblical Doctrine of the Church.

Wipf and Stock Publishers
A publishing house that is making available to the present generation of readers vital works on Christian discipleship and Christian community from generations past.

World Relief
A ministry supported by the Evangelical Christian community that works in cooperation with local churches worldwide to provide disaster relief, healthcare, refugee and immigration services, economic development, and peace building.

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