A People’s Movement:

Advancing. Confronting. Connecting.

POWER is an interfaith organization committed to building communities of opportunity that work for all. We represent over 50 congregations throughout Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania.

POWER is a proud member of the Faith in Action (Formerly PICO) and Partnership for Working Families Networks.

POWER Clergy Condemn Sedition in U.S. Capitol

POWER Interfaith unequivocally condemns the violent attempts to overthrow our democracy incited by the President that took place in our Nation’s Capital. While shocking, this is not surprising as Trump has emboldened a segment of his base to stand back and stand by. Bishop Dwayne Rostyer, Reverend Jarrett Kerbel, and Reverend Mark Tyler offer their perspective and call to all electeds as the situation develops.

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MLK Action Day: Press Conference & Action to End Preemption

Streamed live on Facebook on January 18, 2021.

Covid-19 Update:

During this pandemic, we will not gather publicly but will continue our work through online meetings and actions. We encourage everyone to remain at home and practice social distancing. We must all do our part to protect public health. If you’re feeling alone, consider watching our Multi-Faith Service for Faith Healing and Action in our Times – your community is here for you! In the meantime, our work continues in the hopes that during the next outbreak our communities have ALL of their needs met.

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Building Communities of Opportunity that Work for All

POWER works with faith communities in Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania to address local and statewide issues while simultaneously strengthening the life of our congregations. Our path to creating a more just world involves teaching people of faith how to build and exercise their own power to address root cause of the daily injustices they face.

At the center of our faith-based community organizing efforts is the belief in potential transformation – of people, institutions, and our larger culture. This belief stems directly from the shared principles of our faith communities and influences the way our leaders relate to public officials, to community members, and to one another. Click here to learn more.

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Public Banks Support Workers and Communities

As people of faith, we believe in the dignity of labor and the sacredness of workers. This belief extends to workers' ability to pursue their…

Bring our money home. Philly needs a public bank. | Inquirer Op-Ed by POWER’s Vanessa Lowe

Banks’ priorities are the shareholders, not the people! We know that racism has been and, in many cases, continues to be rampant in the banking…
Climate Justice

Statement of Solidarity and Action From PA to the Gulf South

A changing climate leads to changes in the frequency, intensity, duration, and timing of extreme weather and climate events, and can result in unprecedented extreme…

Education Justice

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Lifting Up a Moral Voice with Political Muscle

POWER is non-partisan and is not aligned with any political party. We do not endorse or support candidates for office. We focus on issues that directly affect the quality of life in our communities such as education, economic justice, criminal justice reform, and health care. At a time when there is widespread concern about declining civic participation, community organizing offers a powerful tool to connect people to one another and to the institutions that influence their lives.

We help equip community leaders with the skills needed to reach out into their neighborhoods, identify common concerns, research possible solutions, and work with public officials and private businesses to put those solutions into effect. Through our issue-based campaigns listed below, leaders learn how to build and sustain strong teams and networks, research and analyze community issues, develop campaign strategy, and work with elected officials to implement changes in public policy.

POWER Philadelphia

POWER Philadelphia represents congregations and faith leaders located in West Philadelphia, Center City, Northeast Philadelphia, and North Philadelphia.


POWER Metro represents congregations and faith leaders located in Bucks County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Chester County.

POWER Central PA

POWER Central PA represents congregations and faith leaders located in York County, Lancaster County, Dauphin County, and Lebanon County.

POWER Lehigh Valley

Our newest branch, POWER Lehigh Valley, represents congregations and faith leaders located in Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

Let’s Transform Our Communities.