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Amy Nee Walker
Amy is a 2010 Catholics on Call alumna. She was a student at Loyola University in Chicago taking classes in Pastoral Studies. Amy has spent the past several years in the Catholic Worker Movement and is now living at the Jonah House peace community in West Baltimore with her husband and son.
Contributions from Amy Nee Walker
Sunday morning I was interrupted from a phone call with my sister, Hannah, by a persistent knock at the door. It was Dennis*, a man who’d recently begun showing up with tales of economic needs. He wanted money for a 7-day bus pass to get to his new job. Despite some reservations I gave him what he asked for, admittedly as much out of curiosity as out of compassion. Questions about what it means to serve the poor, and more to the point, what it means to know and love a person, to identify and meet their needs, surfaced and churned.
December 20, 2010
We were just sitting around talking, a group of friends at our favorite local pub and pizzeria. The dominating topic of conversation was non-defensive communication techniques, typical defensive responses, tools for change. We were talking about what it means to be nonviolent; what it means to love and live well. It was sweet and funny and challenging. I wondered what folks sitting at the bar would think if they overheard this table of twenty-something’s hashing out modes of healthy living late on a Thursday night.
April 28, 2011
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- September 16, 2014: From Service to Sisterhood
- September 10, 2014: From Death to Life
- September 4, 2014: Seeking The Lost Sheep… And Finding Our Mission
- August 28, 2014: On Not Figuring It All Out
- August 28, 2014: Leaving the Shore Behind
- July 31, 2014: An Inexhaustible Love
- July 24, 2014: The Wisdom of Solomon