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Archive for January, 2010

This video combining footage from the civil rights movement with Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech with music from Sarah McLachlan is amazing and beautiful. Enjoy … and be inspired!

For more thoughts on waging peace, click HERE

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Whether you are already a community organizer, or whether you would like for your church to be more involved in social outreach, you are not alone. 

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has engaged with community organizing/congregational-based organizing work for more than 50 years.  This is called Congregation Based Community Organizing, or CBCO.  CBCO transforms faith communities into centers of civic power capable of acting on the values of compassion and justice. Through listening, relationship building, and leadership development, congregation members join together to act on issues of common concern.

This blog post is to tell you about a resource that will make you and your congregation more effective in community outreach and social justice. 

To help Presbyterians engaged in CBCO, the Small Church and Community Ministry Office of the Presbyterian Church has produced a booklet which can be downloaded free of charge here:  Congregation-Based Community Organizing: Building Vibrant Congregations, Building Just Communities [pdf]. 

Print a copy of this valuable resource today, and share it with other like-minded folks in your own church!   The document itself describes the many ways in which both congregations and communities benefit when the ideas are implemented into social action.

Thank you to the Presbyterian Peacemaking Blog, Swords Into Plowshares, for sharing information about this new resource for those involved in peacemaking and social justice in their local communities. 

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