Tommy Tackett and Bill Wylie-Kellermann begin 12 Day Jail Sentence

By Lydia Wylie-Kellermann On May 21, 2018, 16 people were arrested in Michigan as part of the Poor People’s Campaign 40 days of actions around the country. They blocked the entrances to the Department of Health and Human Services. It was a cry against the systemic racism so ingrained in our systems that claim to …

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“An Act of Prayer:” Dorothy Day’s Influence on Daniel Berrigan (and Even Vice Versa)

For the anniversary of her passing, (November 29) Bill Wylie-Kellermann (Reprinted from A Common Reader, a Journal of the Essay, Washington University, November 7, 2021) “She lived as if the gospel were true.” Daniel Berrigan[1] Dorothy Day’s autobiography, The Long Loneliness[2], was placed in my hands fifty years ago by Dan Berrigan, Jesuit poet and …

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Summer Reading Subverting Supremacy Stories

By Tommy Airey, exclusively for RadicalDiscipleship.Net This summer, Lindsay and I maneuvered a ministry of migration. We pivoted between and beyond the Kirkridge Retreat Center in the Poconos of northeast Pennsylvania, a studio apartment two blocks from the Deschutes River in Central Oregon and a wide stretch of beach on the Pacific Ocean on Acjachemen …

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These Intersections: On Writing Celebrant’s Flame: Daniel Berrigan in Memory and Reflection

By Bill Wylie-Kellermann Society had developed and perfected a whole lexicon as ways of stigmatizing the wrong that threatened its wrongs. You know the phrases: to the poor – wrong side of the tracks; to a child in school – wrong question, wrong answer; to the people’s spectrum – wrong color; to the women – …

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Celebrant’s Flame: Daniel Berrigan in Memory and Reflection  

NEW from Bill Wylie-Kellermann and Cascade Books Celebrant’s Flame Daniel Berrigan in Memory and Reflection   After two years in federal prison for his part in an anti-war protest, Jesuit priest Dan Berrigan agreed to teach a seminary class in the fall of 1972.   That’s where Bill Wylie-Kellermann, then a young ministry student at …

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The Sandbox Revolution

Today, we celebrate the release of The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World, a beautiful anthology of collective wisdom for those whose lives are wrapped up with children and who are hungering for a more just world. This collection is edited by our very own Lydia Wylie-Kellermann, co-founder of RadicalDiscipleship.net. You can purchase the …

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Lent: A Confusion Before the Cross: Confronted by the Powers in Prayer

Excerpt and reflection from Bill Wylie-Kellermann’s Seasons of Faith and Conscience: Explorations in Liturgical Direct Action (1991): It can be fairly said that discipleship is the topic of Lent. The liturgical road from Ash Wednesday leads straight to Passion-week Jerusalem. To enter wholeheartedly into the season costs more than tag along admiration from the margins …

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Dispatch from the Dragon’s Belly

By Kateri Boucher. First printed in Geez 59: Powers and Principalities “We might not see the dragon’s teethbut have surely become its belly.”– Bill Wylie-Kellermann Will you join me in this imagining? We find ourselves together in the belly of a beast. From certain angles – with teeth not in view – it may not …

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