Lisa will co-lead this course with author Alexia Salvatierra of Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World. Alexia is a long time activist and professor who has been recognized internationally for her work in creating lasting movements that have changed communities across the world.
This summer, she joins us to help you create yours.
8 Weekly Interactive Online Sessions
July 11th – August 29th
Faith-Rooted Organizing draws from the roots of our traditions to help faith communities engage the larger movement for justice in our world. In this workshop, Lisa Sharon Harper and Alexia Salvatierra will equip participants to analyze their community, strategize, build collaborative networks, and take action inspired by their faith!
- Each session 90 mins.
- Monday nights 7-8:30 pm ET / 4-5:30 pm PT
- 60 mins lecture
- 20 mins small groups
- 10 mins Q/A
WEEK 1: JULY 11
Landscape and Definition
- Upstream Allegory (Lisa)
- Options for social transformation (Alexia)
- Who are potential partners (Alexia/Lisa)
WEEK 2: JULY 18
Building your team within your org
- Permission to talk with people in your org.
- Doing 1:1s to get a sense of who you are and where you are with regard to social transformation.
WEEK 3: JULY 25
Equipping your team
- Reflection/action process
- Core Lie: Analyzing your reality
- Dreaming Process (Alexia) – Analyzing the lens of scripture
- Example of NY Faith & Justice
WEEK 4: AUG 1
- Your team will change, because you will pull people into your team.
- Assignment from week before: Community Walk and Internet Walk
- 1:1s with neighbors and then leaders
- Paradigm Shift / Thresholds (Lisa)
WEEK 5: AUG 8
Core Principle: The Call To Move From FOR To WITH
- How to center the marginalized
- Power-sharing etc.
WEEK 6: AUG 15
- What are the unique gifts we bring?
- Serpent power/Dove power
- Ground war (Alexia) / Air war (Lisa)
WEEK 7: AUG 22
- Tension between developing new/young leaders and winning (Alexia)
- Fishing (rhythm between challenging and affirming) (Alexia)
- Story Design (homework the week before will be to write your epitaph) (Lisa)
WEEK 8: AUG 29
How to build healing communities
- Base Christian Communities/Hush Harbors
- Body of Christ
- Role of the Holy Spirit and Joy
REGISTRATION – $594
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