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Holy Family House: A Catholic Worker community in midtown Kansas City

The Holy House is a place where everyone is welcome: an anti-racist, anti-classist, anti-sexist community continually striving for greater integration. We seek to cultivate a space where people from different experiences and ways of life grow in relationship with one another. These relationships, and this space, are joyful, vibrant, fun–and sometimes noisy.

We intend to be a school of radical Christianity: offering community life as an alternative model of living; practicing participatory hospitality, where people work as they are able and receive as they need; and acting as a force for justice beyond our house. We continue to deepen our understanding through ongoing study and discussion.

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Wisdom & Inspiration

“We live in a system that espouses merit, equality, and a level playing field, but exalts those with wealth, power, and celebrity, however gained.”

Derrick A. Bell

The opposite of poverty is not wealth. In too many places, the opposite of poverty is justice.

Bryan Stevenson

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.

Martin Luther King Jr. (Strength to Love)