New Jerusalem Laura is, in many ways, a manifestation of the spirit guiding the Medical Mission Sisters in their efforts to promote the potential for healing and wholeness in all aspects of life amidst a world marked by much suffering and pain. Our founder, Sr. Margaret, remains a member of the order.
The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a worldwide association of volunteer groups offering experiential workshops in conflict resolution, creative responses to violence, and personal growth. New Jerusalem Laura sponsors and facilitates bimonthly workshops in the North Philadelphia area.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), as well as other fellowships drawing from the principles of the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions, offer invaluable resources for our pursuit of recovery.
We have recently developed a deep relationship with Back on My Feet, a nonprofit empowering the disenfranchised through running and a program that leads to self-sufficiency. Check out some specific news about NJN’s team.
the simple way is an intentional community, nonprofit, and long-time friend of New Jerusalem who are making an effort to love God, love people, and follow Jesus in Kensington, Philadelphia.
Kensington Welfare Rights Union (KWRU) is a multiracial organization run by poor and homeless families organizing for Economic Human Rights in Pennsylvania’s poorest district.
To cease to medicate ourselves with drugs in a decision to explore what it looks like to engage our cracked existence nonviolently. The violence we inflict within our own lives through addictive behavior is mirrored in human relationships on a broad scale. While The Nonviolence Web is a site in transition, it still provides some excellent links to the topic of nonviolence. For a more tangible embodiment of nonviolent resistance in the face of systemic brokenness and injustice, visit our friends at the Brandywine Peace Community.
MFS is the website of Jonathan Olshefski, a friend and artist who designed our current layout.
mewithoutYou is one of Philadelphia’s musical treasures. While their music has been experienced by many, only a few have benefited from their more practical skills—insulating bedrooms, creating biodiesel from used vegetable oil, cultivating a garden, etc.
Greensgrow, an urban farm nursery and CSA, and City Harvest, a program of Philadelphia Green and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, provide all sorts of support for the gardening that goes on around New Jerusalem.
New Jerusalem appreciates the support of a variety of faith communities across Philadelphia, but First Tabernacle and Broad Street Ministry are especially supportive.
Philadelphia’s Office of Addiction Services (OAS) has recently become a substantial resource in our efforts to grow into a licensed IOP, intensive outpatient treatment program.
These links are intended to be purely informational. Their appearance here is not necessarily meant to suggest any affiliation or endorsement among the various organizations and New Jerusalem Laura.