An Interfaith Multi-Racial People’s Movement

We are a grassroots organization of over 50 Pennsylvania congregations committed to racial and economic justice on a livable planet.

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Finding Grounding from the Inside Out: Grieving Toward Healing


Public Meeting on Redevelopment of PES Refinery Site

2800 W. Passyunk

Welcome to POWER Orientation


Tragedy in Buffalo, NY: Remarks from Bishop Royster

I was shocked like many of you to hear the news of the shooting that occurred in Buffalo, NY at the TOPS Supermarket. Over the last few years prior to coming back to POWER, I served as the Northeast Regional Director for Faith in Action. In that time frame, I made more than 20 trips to Buffalo meeting with Clergy, Ley leaders and Organizers on the ground. The African American community is very tight knit and there is not a corner of it that has not been impacted by this violent act of white nationalist terrorism.

POWER Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

September 25, 2021 marked POWER’s tenth anniversary of connecting diverse faith communities, speaking truth to power, and striving to change Pennsylvania — and the world. Join us in celebrating throughout the year as we reflect how far we have come and envision our shared future!

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.



Civic Engagement

Our voter engagement work is crucial in ensuring that our Black and Brown communities are seen and heard! It is our life’s work to make sure that these communities “Get Out To Vote” and follow through in exercising their political power.

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NEW: Annual Report 2021

An insurrection, continued political division, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The challenges of 2021 were in many ways a continuation of what we saw in 2020. Although last year’s elections weren’t as high-profile as the previous year’s, the fight for democracy continued in school board and commissioners and council meetings, across Pennsylvania and across the nation.

POWER organizers were there to educate, train, and support our communities as they grappled with issues and elections that would directly impact their day to day lives.



Radio Times: Bishop Royster on the Buffalo shooting

Bishop Dwayne Royter, our Executive Director, joined Marty Moss-Coane and Kurt Braddock on WHYY’s Radio Times to discuss the Buffalo shooting and the rise in…

Tragedy in Buffalo, NY: Remarks from Bishop Royster

I was shocked like many of you to hear the news of the shooting that occurred in Buffalo, NY at the TOPS Supermarket. Over the…

POWER Metro Vigil in West Chester

Q&A: Lessons Learned at Education Vigils

This fall, the POWER Metro team organized a series of vigils in West Chester, PA. Every Thursday evening they gathered on the courthouse steps to...

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Family, we are all struggling to make sense of the past few weeks. Not allowing ourselves to grieve leads to stuckness, toxicity and helplessness. We have created a safe space to express and explore our collective grief.

Workers & Activists target VANGUARD for Amazon Accountability

Our hearts break as we pray for everyone affected by the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. 1,600 Pennsylvanians die from gun violence every year. 3,000 more are injured. We need policy change as much as we need prayer. #SanAntonio

We’re fighting to pass Whole-Home Repairs so we can:
Fund home repairs and weatherization to keep people housed
Make it simple for people to access the help they need
Create local jobs and make sure our neighbors have the training they need to obtain these jobs


Lifting Up a Moral Voice with Political Muscle

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.

We are over 50 congregations throughout Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania

POWER Philadelphia

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

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

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POWER Central PA

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

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POWER Lehigh Valley

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

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Let’s Transform Our Communities.