Easy Essays – Teachers, Traders, and Tricksters

By Peter Maurin No Recourse Politicians used to say:“We make prosperitythrough our wise policies.”Business men used to say:“We make prosperitythrough our private enterprise.”The workers did not seemto have anything to doabout the matter.They were eitherput to workor thrown outof employment.And when unemployment camethe workers had no recourseagainst the professedmakers of prosperity–politiciansand business men. Politics Is…More

Easy Essays – In The Light of History

By Peter Maurin The Communist PartyThe criticism of bourgeois capitalismby the Communist Partyis the criticismof Victor Considerantused by Marx and Engelsin the Communist Manifesto.The definition of Communismof the Communist Manifestois the definitionof Proudhonborrowed by Marx and Engels.The technique of class struggleis the techniqueadvocated by Marx and Engels.The technique of proletarian dictatorshipis the techniqueadvocated by Lenin.…More

Easy Essays – A Program For Immediate Needs

By Peter Maurin Social Missionaries A School of Social Studieswould be the training groundfor Social Missionaries,priests, laymen and women.As Al Smith said:“The social problemis not a problemfor politicians,business men,and lawyers.”The social problemis a problemfor Social Missionaries.The task of Social Missionariesis not to help peopleto adjust themselvesto the existing environment.The task of Social Missionariesis to teach…More

Easy Essays – Five Definitions

[The following is an analysis by Peter Maurin of definitions given by John Strachey (Communist), Lawrence Dennis (Fascist), Norman Thomas (Socialist) and Stanley High (Democrat) of their respective beliefs. (February, 1935)] What Communists Say They Believe Communists believethat the capitalist systemhas reached the pointwhere it does no longer work.Communists believethat when the workerscome to the…More

Easy Essays – Why Not Be a Beggar?

By Peter Maurin Share Your WealthWhat we give to the poorfor Christ’s sakeis what we carry with uswhen we die.As Jean Jacques Rousseau says:“When man dieshe carriesin his clutched handsonly thatwhich he has given away.” The Wisdom of Giving To give money to the pooris to enable the poor to buy.To enable the poor to…More

Easy Essays – The Law of Holiness

By Peter Maurin “No man can serve two masters,God and Mammon.”“Be perfectas your Heavenly Fatheris perfect.”“If you wantto be perfectsell all you have,give it to the poorand follow Me.”–New Testament.“These are hard words,”says Robert Louis Stevenson.“but the hard wordsof a bookwere the only reasonwhy the book was written.” In his encyclicalon St. Francis of Salesthe…More

The Chalice Ministry

To live the Truth, To educate with love,To minimize misconceptions, To provide peace of mind. “Silver Chalice, in the nail scarred hands. Drink this His immortal blood and cast aside the shell of mortality. Yeshua, Holy Son, save us now by thy Divine plan.” Morria A part of the Christian Goth Alliance commited to awareness,…More


Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 Our Vision To provide a place of belonging for Christian Goths. We cultivate and nurture groups around the world, places where Goths can gather. And we encourage and support people from whom they can receive care. To unite Christian Goths, we encourage those…More

Goths For Jesus

Goths for Jesus is an alliance of Christian Goths. We exist for two primary reasons: To spread the love and the message of Christ to others in this culture, and to provide a gathering place for like-minded Christians to edify, encourage, and fellowship with one another. Our Mission To join together in showing the love…More

Ulfilas Christian Goth International

UCGI Christian Practice and Values Statement Ulfilas Christian Goth International (UCGI) strongly advocates a simple yet meaningful commitment to a pattern of life and living, as a natural outgrowth of our Christian faith. Our personal Christian practice helps us embody what we believe are the basic values of our organization, as well as our faith,…More