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Jonah House Collected Records


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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Jonah House began as a faith-based community in 1973 with a group of people that included Philip Berrigan, a Catholic priest, and Elizabeth McAlister, formerly a Catholic nun. From its inception, the community included religious and lay people, married and single people, children and adults, younger and older people; motto: "nonviolence, resistance and community"; moved from a row house in west Baltimore, Maryland, to St. Peter's Cemetery in 1996, which members of Jonah House help maintain; Jonah House is a Catholic Worker House of Resistance.

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