The Catholic Worker is a social movement that started in New York City during the Great Depression. The movement's founders, Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, outlined a three-part program focused on houses of hospitality, round table discussions for clarification of thought, and farming communities. The movement is deeply rooted in a commitment to non-violence, voluntary poverty, and personal responsibility, which has inspired many to seek solidarity with their poor and marginalized neighbors in hopes of building peace in their local communities. The founders of the Worker envisioned the creation of “A new world within the shell of old, where it is easier for people to be good.” Over the last eight decades, the Worker movement has spread from New York City, across the USA, and beyond. For more information about the Denver Catholic Worker, see the link below.