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Key figures

  • First organisation 1966
  • Member organisations 2
  • Trial members 0

In 1966, the Melkite priest David Kirk (who had worked alongside Martin Luther King and was inspired by Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement) joined forces with a handful of friends in New York (including the Jesuit Daniel Berrigan and his brother) to found Emmaus House, a “movement for change in the Church and society. ” Emmaus House was located in Harlem and was an ecumenical community that espoused non-violence, rejected the Vietnam War and worked with the Black and Puerto Rican communities. The community only heard about Abbé Pierre a few years later and subsequently joined the movement bearing the same name as them.

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