The People's Library is a Jesus Radicals organizer and reader submitted database of resources (books, articles, audio, video etc.) that will serve to educate, deepen the analysis of, and empower radical Christian identifying folks to live more fully into the radical way of Jesus that is good news to the poor, freedom for the prisoner, recovery of sight for the blind, and which sets all oppressed free. For us, this involves critical engagement with both the life and times of Jesus as well as our current social milieu and the history of oppression from then to now. It involves understanding the tools of oppression as they work within and around us. It involves learning from the voices and experience of the oppressed and centering their knowledge. This library is perpetually "under construction;" resources and topics will continue to be added on an ongoing basis. As a reader submitted database, its growth depends on you!
We are asking people who share commitments to undoing oppression, direct action, intentional community, non-hierarchical social organizing, and/or other ways of living related to radical Christianity, anarchist politics or similarly liberating politics to share a list of five resources (articles, audio, books, videos, zines, etc.) that have shaped your practices and ideals. Resources you submit will then be compiled into the People's Library, in order to build a comprehensive database of resources organized by topic. You can submit a resource by clicking HERE.
In your contribution to this project, we ask that you thoughtfully choose works that are “intersectional” in their analysis, and/or written by folks whose perspectives are often marginalized by dominant voices. Our goal here is to provide a resource that includes a diversity of radical voices and hope to avoid amplifying the voices of those who already receive ample attention over and above the marginalized. This request is not to place a limitation on the kinds of resources you submit. We recognize that many will have been shaped and informed in their commitments to the above mentioned ideals and practices by the works of those occupying relative positions of privilege and access. We do not wish to minimize the work of those individuals.
We do, however, hope to draw attention to those whose work has likewise contributed, yet has been historically ignored due to their positionality with respect to dominant or privileged identities. This is, by and large, the primary intent of the entire project.