ESA is hosting a 1.5-day practical and inspirational workshop on faith-rooted organizing by award-winning world-changer Alexia Salvatierra—and you won’t want to miss it! Faith-rooted organizing brings God’s people together to create systemic change in our communities, contributing all of the gifts—from our deepest wells to broader movements for justice. If you want to practice whole-Gospel discipleship that changes the world on multiple levels, this training will give you concrete tools for engaging your church or ministry in doing justice that is both faithful and powerful.
At the Faith-Rooted Organizing Workshop, you will learn about:
~ the power of dreaming God’s dream together, as a community
~ discerning the Kairos moment
~ prophetic advocacy and public witness—sustaining the struggle
…and much more.
Who: Anyone wanting to be involved, or already involved, in grassroots justice campaigns
Where: Oxford Circle Mennonite Church, 900 Howell St, Philadelphia, PA 19149
When: 6-9pm Friday, March 3, and 9am-3pm Saturday, March 4
Cost: $25 (includes a copy of Alexia’s book) if you bring your own lunch; $40 for a vegetarian lunch provided on Saturday
About the trainer: Rev. Alexia Salvatierra is the author, with Dr. Peter Heltzel, of Faith-RootedOrganizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World (Intervarsity Press) and the founder of the Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork. She is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and also serves as a consultant for a variety of organizations, including World Vision USA/World Vision International/Women of Vision, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the Christian Community Development Association, the Womens’ Donor Network, Auburn Theological Seminary, Interfaith Worker Justice, PICO and Sojourners. She has been a national leader in the areas of working poverty and immigration for over 20 years, including co-founding the national Evangelical Immigration Table and the 2007 New Sanctuary Movement. She is adjunct faculty at the New York Theological Seminary, Eastern University, and Biola University, and for over 11 years she was the executive director of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE).
Register now! We hope to see you there!—