During the years leading up to the Civil War, the underground railroad provided places of safety and escape for those trapped in slavery. The Underground Railroad consisted of meeting points, secret routes, transportation, and safe houses, and personal assistance provided by abolitionist (freedom committed people) sympathizers. Participants generally organized in small, independent groups; this helped to maintain secrecy because individuals knew some connecting “stations” along the route but knew few details of their immediate area. It seems to me that we are in need of a “new” underground way of escape for those trapped in legalism, perfectionism, and other forms of slavery that trap them in a new form of slavery that enslaves them to a “form” of Christianity that isn’t real life at all. We need a Ragamuffin Underground… TRU groups that provide a safe place for those seeking freedom to gather and as a community of people provide a way of escape… a place of safety, provisions for the journey, and encouragement to continue the journey.
Meet Marley Burton and her thoughts on “Me Too” community
Meet Dr. Ray Mitsch, and hear his vision for “me too” community on CCU’s campus