by Ammon Hennacy. CATHOLIC WORKER BOOKS1. Chrystie Street, New York 2, N.Y.. 1This publication is a transcription of the printing. Please . Ammon Hennacy was inviting as many as 40 transients a night to sleep there, offering his house as the only homeless shelter in Salt Lake City. Author:Ammon Hennacy ←Author Index: He, Ammon Hennacy The Autobiography of a Catholic Anarchist (); Book of Ammon (
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This inspired him to radically depart from his earlier beliefs; he became a Christian pacifist and a Christian anarchist.
While in prison the only book he was allowed was the Bible. He was a partisan for the traditionalist Hopi and derided those who compromised with the U. He refused to use force or self-defense even when threatened during his work, preferring instead to use nonresistance. Hennacy moved to New York in the s to work more closely with the group and converted to Catholicism.
During this time Hennacy was a card-carrying member of the Socialist Party of America and in his words “took military drills in order to learn how to kill capitalists. Does it make good sense to foot the bill by paying income taxes? Much of his activism was anti-waranti- nuclear proliferationand against the death penalty.
Courage without love and wisdom is foolhardiness, as with the ordinary soldier. Each one could make this by himself and not need to wait on a majority. He led annual protests on the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. When the government instituted paycheck withholding, Hennacy quit his job and began working as a farm worker, being paid daily and usually in cash, in order to stay out of the grip of the tax collector:. A Christian Anarchist does not depend on bullets or ballots to achieve his ideal; he achieves that ideal daily by the One Man Revolution with which he faces a decadent, confused and dying world.
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He was walking up the State Street hill to a protest at the state Capitol when he suffered a heart attack on Jan. I replied that we each did what we really wanted to. Dorothy Day, easily the most prominent figure in the Catholic Worker movement, had sent Hennacy to Salt Lake City to open a homeless shelter.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He opposed the payment or earning of interest. If you want to think a little further about this, here are the first steps you will know in your heart what is right for you ; Study the Sermon on the Mountand the lives of such dedicated men as St. Retrieved from ” https: Unfortunately, many of these diamonds are buried under the weight of more than five heennacy pages of discursive ramblings.
The “One-Man Revolution” of Ammon Hennacy
A Revolution of the heart: His second and last book, The One-Man Revolution in Americawas published in and consists of seventeen chapters with each one devoted to an American radical. Amon studied at three different institutions, a year at each one: A Revolution of the Heart: Between andHennacy worked as a migrant farm labourer in the southwest United States.
A Tax Resistance Reader. As fighting escalated in Vietnam, it started to harbor conscientious objectors and held meetings on how to oppose the war. Ask yourself whether returning evil for ammin in courts, legislatures, prisons and hnnacy is not denying Christ. December-January, Moving the Joe Hill House away from downtown hurt their efforts to help the homeless they had previously served, he said. In the s, Hennacy worked as a migrant laborer in the southwest. Hennacy was picketing the revenue office, and….
Inhe began social work in Milwaukee and organised one of the first social worker unions. Neither will the mocking of God by saying prayers for peace while making munitions and paying taxes for war be of much avail.
The Catholic Worker, akmon January He was a returned soldier and said that he did not like war either, but what could a fellow do about it? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Schumacher, my tax man, came up and handed me a card which read:.