Community Building

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.


MVA, Metro Vancouver Alliance, Mayoral Race, Social Isolation, Transport, Housing

800 MVA Leaders Advance Agenda with Vancouver Mayoral Candidates

Monday, October 13, 2014
Vancouver Courier & 1130 News

800 Metropolitan Vancouver Alliance (MVA) delegates assembled to challenge Mayoral candidates for Vancouver with a multi-pronged agenda.  All four candidates, including the incumbent, endorsed the proposals on social isolation, transit, poverty, and protections for apartment renters...

Metro Vancouver Alliance

Communtiy Organizing in Arizona, Arizona IAF, Bishop Kicanas, Bishop Talmage, Bishop Kirk Smith, PCIC, AIN, VIP, Yuma County Interfaith

Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal Bishops Urge Tucson Clergy to Work for Good

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The New Vision Online

Congregations of faith can work together for the common good of the greater community, said several bishops to a crowd of 60 new and recently transferred clergy in Tucson....

PCIC

Sr. Christine Stephens, Sr. Pearl Ceasar, Sr. Gabriela Lohan, Austin Interfaith, COPS/ Metro

Works of IAF Nuns & West / Southwest IAF Credentialed

Friday, June 27, 2014
National Catholic Reporter

The works of Sr. Christine Stephens, Sr. Pearl Ceasar and Sr. Gabriella Lohan of the West / Southwest IAF are documented and celebrated in this special National Catholic Reporter report.

West / Southwest IAF

Nevadans for the Common Good, Community Organizing in Nevada, Organizing in Las Vegas Valley, Robert Hoo, elder care, sex-trafficking

Nevadans for the Common Good Credited with Improving Future

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Las Vegas Review Journal

There’s an army in town, gathering momentum since the recession.

Its mission: the training of leaders for participation in public life. And, while this army may not be fighting a holy war, it has been turning heads with victories that promise a better future for the valley.

Nevadans for the Common Good

Yuma County Interfaith, Bishop Kicanas, St. Paul Episcopal Church, community organizing in Arizona, Community Organizing in Yuma

Yuma County Interfaith Gathering Draws Bishop Gerald Kicanas

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Yuma Sun

Said Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Tucson Catholic Diocese, “We have a responsibility to be involved in our community and not be peripheral to the community, not to be indifferent to the issues facing our community. And if we can pull together to address those societal issues, we have a chance to make an impact....”

Yuma County Interfaith Spons. Committee

No Longer Strangers, Christian Century, IAF Organizing, community organizing, Evangelicals

No Longer Strangers - An Evangelical Reflects on Organizing

Monday, May 19, 2014
The Christian Century
Breininger was skeptical. The IAF people were linked to the world of community organizing, a world that evangelicals generally did not appreciate. The IAF crowd included the kind of people who had shaped and helped elect Barack Obama; they were linked to the notorious community organizer Saul Alinsky.  Breininger’s instinct was to stay away. But he knew if he didn’t try to cross some relational lines, there could never be progress toward cooperation. 
 

Community Organizing in Maryland, BUILD, IAF in Maryland, booty call

BUILD: "We Want a Public Relationship, Not a Booty Call!"

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Washington Post

The Baltimore pastor explained it like this: Being courted by a politician can sometimes feel like a one-night stand for community activists. In the heat of the moment, there is intense devotion and endless promises. But what happens the next morning? “We’re not asking you to marry us. This is no request for death-do-us part relationship,” said Bishop Douglas Miles of Koinonia Baptist Church, addressing three Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls during a forum in Baltimore on Wednesday night. “But, understand, neither will we be treated as, like the young people say, as a booty call.”

BUILD

Community Building
Friday, June 21, 2013 - 21:15

'Common Ground' Launches in Vallejo, California

“An enthusiastic crowd of about 1,500 people filled a Vallejo high school gym Sunday afternoon to welcome a new multi-county organization to the community.


Community Building
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 21:15

Metro Vancouver Alliance Launches in Canada

With 650 people in attendance and 40 institutions represented in the roll call, Metro Vancouver Alliance launched a brand new organization in Canada.  The assembly included senior political and religious leaders including the Catholic Archbishop and the newly invested Anglican Bishop. in addition to a plethora of younger people and diverse faces in the crowd.


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