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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.)

Casa Alitas
Casa Alitas in Tuscon, Arizona offers hospitality, shelter, food, clothing, advocacy, and travel assistance to asylum seekers who have come to the U.S. across our border with Mexico. Guests are welcomed for a short stay after their release from Border Patrol and ICE detention. An outreach of Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Casa Alitas provides comfort and safety while guests prepare to reunite with loved ones in the U.S.

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.)

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.

Operation Nightwatch
Operation Nightwatch is a ministry to the homeless people of Seattle, Washington that provides emergency shelter, meals, and clothing, as well as assistance for helping people to find work and to reconnect with loved ones. Volunteers regularly take to the streets to reach out to the people living there. A special concern is to provide housing for homeless seniors.

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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