Faith Rooted Organizing Training September 21 – 24 at the Highlander Center
For the first time this amazing group of Faith Rooted Organizers are gathering to continue cultivating the next generation of practitioners and trainers in faith-rooted organizing. The combined depth of wisdom and experience of these trainers is unparalleled and no other event has brought them together quite like this.
Join us for a four day exploration of the essentials in organizing for justice as fueled and guided by the deepest wells of our faith. Rooted in Christian theology and discipleship , this training will equip emerging organizers with real skills, powerful framing and the wisdom of years of campaigns wins and losses in the struggle for justice.
Who this training is for:
Staff/Organizers and leaders in…
Christian community development organizations
Faith-based social justice-focused community organizations
Faith-based social justice-focused networks
Christian student organizations
Churches with strong multi-faceted community engagement programs
Organizing networks who are working on expressing their faith as fully as possible through congregational and community organizing for justice…
Participants will have the option of participating in an one-year cohort afterwards with quarterly web meetings and individual coaching.
Sign Up to Attend The cost is $400 to attend this training. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to apply for scholarship money.
Alexia Salvatierra, founder of Faith-Rooted Organizing Network and author with Dr. Peter Heltzel of “Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World” (Intervarsity Press) and the founder of the Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork.. She is a Lutheran Pastor with over 35 years of experience in community ministry, including church-based service and community development programs, congregational and community organizing, and legislative advocacy.
Rev. Martin Garcia, Engagement Officer and Hispanic Ministries Coordinator, Southern California, US Programs, World Vision, former director of Vision LA (one of the most successful efforts ever to organize Hispanic storefront congregations)
Rev. Michael Mata, has over 30 years of creating community and church-based programs for community transformation and youth leadership development, currently serving as community transformation specialist for Compassion Creates Change Inc. and Director of LA Program in Transformational Urban Leadership at Azusa Pacific Seminary, former Director of Tools for Transformation, World Vision US Programs.
Matthew Soerens, Field Director, Evangelical Immigration Table, US Church Training Specialist, World Relief, co-author, Welcoming the Stranger.
Yu-Shaun Sho, Director of the Jesus, Justice and Poverty Institute (formerly the Bay Area Urban Project) Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
With additinal faciliatation support from Micky Jones, Teresa Pasquale and Holly Roach.
Co-sponsored by Transform Network