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Hospitality and Resistance in Baltimore, Maryland

ODC: Who Are We?

We seek to dismantle racism, sexism and hetero-sexism, abolish the death penalty, and proclaim the Beloved Community through loving relationships with some of the most neglected and outcast of God’s children: the homeless and our sisters and brothers who are in prison.

We also advocate on behalf of the oppressed, homeless and prisoners through non-violent protests, grassroots organizing and the publication of our monthly newspaper, Hospitality.

Contact Information

You can contact us by mail at:

The Open Door Community
P.O.Box 10980
Baltimore, MD 21234

Or email:


Or phone:

404-290-2047  David Payne

Or Facebook Messenger:https://www.facebook.com/ODCBalt/

We Are Now in Baltimore, MD

We are no longer providing hospitality to our friends on the streets of Atlanta. We have moved to Baltimore Maryland where we will continue doing works of mercy and advocate for the oppressed. Loving friends, please continue to support us in our work in Baltimore.

The Latest Issue of Hospitality

The March/April 2021 issue of the Open Door Community’s newspaper Hospitality is available here.

Homegoing: A Memorial Celebration of Murphy Davis’s Life (1948-2020)

Dear friends,We invite you to join together for this recognition of the life, gifts, and work of Murphy Davis.

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Murphy Davis
Homegoing: A Memorial Celebration of Murphy Davis’s Life.

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Surely Goodness and Mercy: A Journey Into Illness and Solidarity

Murphy Davis: An Interview With Central Presbyterian Church Atlanta and Friends About Her New Book

The preferred way to Request a copy of Murphy’s book, Surely Goodness and Mercy: A Journey into Illness and Solidarity, is to send an email to opendoorcomm@bellsouth.net. You can also send us a written request to The Open Door Community, PO Box 10980 Baltimore, MD 21234-0980.

Want To Write a Review?

If you would like to write a review of Murphy’s book listed on Google Books, Click HERE.

Raising Our Voices, Breaking the Chain

Recently WABE interviewed Terry Easton about his book, Raising Our Voices, Breaking the Chain, which tells the story of the 1990 Imperial Hotel Occupation spearheaded by the Open Door Community. Listen to the clip here.

Murphy Davis’s Passion Play, Good Friday 2015:

If you would like to make an Online Donation to help us with the Publication costs for Murphy Davis’s book Surely Goodness and Mercy: A Journey into Illness and Solidarity or any of our publications. Click on the Give Button below. In the NOTES section type To Help with Publication Costs.” Thank you for your support!!

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