Community Building

Ed Chambers, Death, Obituary

Ed Chambers, Early Leader of IAF, Dies at 85

Saturday, May 2, 2015
New York Times

Edward T. Chambers, a lapsed seminarian who succeeded Saul Alinsky as leader of Mr. Alinsky’s social justice foundation, advancing his radical agenda of community organizing and grounding its progressive objectives in the Gospels, died on April 26 at a nursing home near his home in Drimoleague, Ireland. He was 85.


Community Organizing in Baltimore, Unrest, Police, Mayor, Rob English

BUILD Pushes City Leaders for Meeting with Sandtown-Winchester Residents

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Baltimore Sun

On Wednesday, BUILD led a group of neighborhood leaders and others into City Hall for the weekly Board of Estimates meeting. They stood up during the meeting and asked Council President Bernard C.

BUILD

Training, Organizing in the Southwest, Colorado, Fort Worth, Zeik Saidman

Reflections on Southwest IAF Leadership Training by Zeik Saidman

Monday, March 23, 2015
Democratic Faith

Two years ago I decided to help build an IAF organization in Colorado - as a leader. I was frustrated by what wasn't happening in Colorado. I wanted to be a part of the kind of IAF power organization that I knew could make a big difference.

More important, I recalled with fresh energy the extraordinary individuals attracted to the organizing work during my IAF years. I wanted to reclaim some of that relational territory. Or at least give it a shot.

So, with a deep breath I signed up and...

West / Southwest IAF

community organizing in Arizona, Community Organizing in Tucson, 25th Anniversary

PCIC Celebrates 25 Years of Battles and Success in Tucson, Arizona

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Tucson News Now - FOX 11

Over 250 leaders of Pima County Interfaith Council (PCIC)convened at St. Phillips in the Hills to celebrate 25 years of success.

PCIC

North Carolina IAF, Organizing in Durham, Durham CAN, Housing, Wages, Healthcare

Durham CAN: Empowering Communities for Housing, Wages...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Indy Week

By his own account, the office of Ivan Parra, lead organizer for one of Durham's largest community groups, is unimpressive. But attend a Durham CAN meeting, with hundreds of people and key city and state leaders, and you'll see the nonprofit's influence in action.

Durham CAN

Community Building
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 17:00

EPISO Wins $5 Million for Colonia Park & Road Extension

In addition to securing half a million dollars to upgrade the Ruben Estrella Park in the Montana Vista colonia, leaders of 


Congregations, Clergy, Pastors, Encouragement, Faith in Action, Organizing in Nevada

Nevada Faith Leaders Search for Encouragement, Too

Friday, January 2, 2015
Las Vegas Review Journal

When the Rev. Albert Felice-Pace was a campus pastor at the University of Arizona, Tucson, in the 1990s, he would email parishioners his “thought of the day,” short passages mainly culled from Scripture that contained words of inspiration and solace.

Nevadans for the Common Good

Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Project IOWA, Job Training, Organizing in Iowa

AMOS' Top Ten 2014 Achievements

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
AMOS AMOS

Ernesto Cortes, Cold Anger, Social Justice, Huffington Post, Racial Justice

Huffington Post Cites 'Cold Anger' as Key to Social Justice Gains

Monday, December 8, 2014
Huffington Post

"This wave of activism reflects the difference between what community organizer Ernie Cortes calls hot anger and cold anger. With hot anger we act irrationally and misdirect it toward the wrong people. With cold anger we focus on what we can do to change oppression, exploitation and injustice….”

West / Southwest IAF

Odd Couple, CCHD, USCCB, Bishops, IAF, community organizing

Odd Couple? US Catholic Bishops & the IAF

Monday, November 24, 2014
Huffington Post

Alinsky protégé and "genius grant" recipient Ernesto Cortés, Jr. cites Catholic social teaching as influential in the development of community organizing, and when the nation's largest denomination holds that Thanksgiving-week special collection of mostly small donations, it will be supporting one element in a broad-based coalition aimed at empowering ordinary folks.


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