100 Days of Faithful Resistance

We've staged a series of trainings called "100 days of Faithful Resistance" to sharpen our tools and strengthen our prophetic voice to protect the most vulnerable in our communities.

 

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Fresh off recent successes rallying urban Jewish, Muslim, and Christian congregations to enter the political fray,
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March 3, 2017: Philly Interfaith rally gathers support against anti-Semitic acts

“Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu and Bhai clergy and believers were among those who showed support for their Jewish peers during a rally last week at Independence Mall after acts of anti-Semitic vandalism in Philadelphia.

‘It is now necessary for us to stand as a people,” said Imam Kenneth Nuriddin of the Philadelphia Masjid/Clara Muhammad School. “This is not the promised land but this is a land of a great promise. We have to stand together to restrain the hand of the oppressor…'” (Continue reading.)

February 24, 2017: Community action meeting draws hundreds

“Behold the face of true democracy. The shout came from one of more than 500 activists packed into the Arch Street United Methodist Church during the first break at City Councilwoman Helen Gym’s Thursday night community action meeting, attended by both veteran activists and those inspired by the election results to get involved in local politics for the first time…” (Continue reading.)

February 14, 2017: Fast food workers oppose Trump’s pick for labor secretary

“The Rev. Gregory Holston, executive director of POWER, was on hand to express his support for the protesting workers. Holston said the city and the nation could be transformed by raising worker’s wages and lifting them out of poverty. He also expressed his opposition to Puzder’s nomination. ‘We stand up against this nominee today because he has consistently shown that he does not believe that citizens and even his own workers should have a living wage,’ Holston said…” (Continue reading.)