September Faith-Rooted Organizing Training with Alexia Salvatierra

Faith-Rooted Organizing, a training with the Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, author of "Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World” and a professor at Auburn Seminary in New York City will take place this September. This workshop is sponsored by The Episcopal Church's Office of Social Justice, the Maine Episcopal Network for Justice, and the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire. All are welcome!

September 15 and 16

Friday 5 p.m. to Saturday 3 p.m.

Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center

400 Sawmill Road

Greenfield, New Hampshire

New Englanders of faith are invited to this workshop to develop skills and practices in advocating for our most vulnerable neighbors in the public sphere.

Salvatierra writes: “With so many injustices, small and great, across the world and right at our doorstep, what are people of faith to do? Since the 1930s, organizing movements for social justice in the U.S. have largely been built on assumptions that are secular origin—such as reliance on self-interest and having a common enemy as a motivator for change. But what if Christians were to shape their organizing around the implications of the truth that God is real and Jesus is risen?”

Topics covered:

•   Theological Framework for Faith-Rooted Organizing and Social Justice Advocacy

•   Strategies to Engage Fellow Christians and Community Leaders

•   Next Steps for Action on Specific Public Policy Issues in New England

Participation is limited to 40 people so please register early. The first 25 to register will receive a free copy of "Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World.”

The registration fee of $75.00 includes the program, materials, three meals and refreshments, and double occupancy lodging.

For those commuting or arranging for their own accommodations, the registration fee is $50. Registration is open at https://episcopalmaine.formstack.com/forms/faithrootedorganizing or www.tinyurl.com/FRO-NewEngland.

For more information, contact Heidi Shott at hshott@episcopalmaine.org.