Solidarity Hall is going places.
First, we’re going into book publishing—as Solidarity Hall Press—and, second, into offering conferences and meetups with fellow Solidarians. (If that’s the word we want.)
For two years or so, our writers and editors have been posting and publishing on the roots of community and the sources of community renewal, drawing on the inspiration of several tribal elders in this area: G.K. Chesterton, Jane Jacobs, E.F. Schumacher, Dorothy Day, Ivan Illich, Wendell Berry. (We call them our “presiding spirits.”)
Thus we’ve been a kind of oasis for people searching for the intersection of traditional wisdom and the New Economy. And now we’re moving toward something bigger.
We’re launching Solidarity Hall Press, a program to publish in both e-book and print versions, beginning with:
Radically Catholic in the Age of Francis (just published!)
Edited by Daniel Schwindt, this collection of personal essays gives a glimpse into the hopes and expectations of some two dozen men and women—not all Catholics–attempting to live in a more radically Catholic fashion, partly inspired by the teachings and example of Pope Francis and his predecessors.
Ancestral Voices for the Commons
Edited by Susannah Black, these essays will pay tribute to a group of seminal communitarian thinkers, each of whom has left a legacy of reflection desperately needed today. Subjects here include G.K. Chesterton, Wendell Berry, Dorothy Day, Jane Jacobs, E.F. Schumacher, Simone Weil, and others.
New Rules for Radicals
Saul Alinsky was an interesting chap but his rules were for an earlier, arguably far too narrowly political, time. Going beyond politics to the power of local association, New Rules for Radicals will be a handbook for the new community organizer, focused on community wealth-building and healing, neighborhood by neighborhood. It’s not about controlling the government: it’s about finding each other.
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