Emmaus International

member organisations:

USEFUL INFO
First organisation: 1966
National delegate:
Rosalani Moore (H.O.M.E.)
Member organisations: 2
Trial member: 1

Background

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.

 

 

Photos

 

thumb USA Practice 1005 thumb USA DSCN1215
 
thumb USA Orientations Emmaus Harlem 1970
1970