Faith-Based Community Organizing is a method of working with congregations to address the problems and concerns of their communities vitalizes and strengthening the power of our neighborhoos and networks.
There are many paths to a more just world, and faith-based community organizing is one of them. Other paths include direct service, in which people respond to the immediate and often urgent physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of others. Another path is advocacy or activism, where people act and to speak on behalf of others who are suffering from great injustices and social ills.
POWER’s path to building a more just world involves teaching people of faith how to build and exercise their own power to address the root causes of the problems they face. This struggle for justice is rooted in our faith.
We invite you to join POWER putting our faith to action and transforming our communities through congregational and racial justice work throughout Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania.
POWER represents congregations from all across the Greater Philadelphia area, intentionally bringing people together across the lines of race, faith, income level and neighborhood — lines which have historically kept residents of Philadelphia and its surrounding communities divided. We are people of faith committed to the work of bringing about justice here and now in our neighborhoods and in our region.
POWER believes in the potential for transformation of Philadelphia – its people, its neighborhoods, its institutions, its politics.