Faith­-Rooted Community Organizing Workshop

Friday April 1st 9:00 - ­4pm | The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Led by Lisa Sharon Harper, Chief Engagement Officer, Sojourners

Faith-­Rooted Community Organizing and Advocacy training draws from the deep wells of wisdom from multiple heroes of biblical justice and from the rich spiritual core of historic justice movements. Participants will gain the basic tools and insights needed to analyze their community, strategize, build collaborative networks, and take action, all in a way that draws from the roots of their faith. This workshop equips all people of faith­­­ whether clergy, students, teachers, seekers, young or old­­ to marshal their unique gifts and bring them to bear on social justice issues and the common good.

Lisa Sharon Harper, Chief Church Engagement Officer

Lisa Sharon Harper, Chief Church Engagement Officer

From Ferguson to New York to Germany, Lisa has been leading trainings and helping mobilize clergy and community leaders around shared values for the common good,  with a focus on racial justice. Prior to joining Sojourners, Lisa was the founding executive director of New York Faith & Justice — an organization at the hub of a new ecumenical movement to end poverty in New York City. In that capacity, she helped establish Faith Leaders for Environmental Justice, a citywide collaborative effort of faith leaders committed to leveraging the power of their constituencies and their moral authority in partnership with communities bearing the weight of environmental injustice. She also organized faith leaders to speak out for immigration reform and organized the South Bronx Conversations for Change, a dialogue to­ change project between police and the community.

Harper’s faith­-rooted approach to advocacy and organizing has activated people across the U.S. and around the world to address structural and political injustice as an outward demonstration of their personal faith.  She was recognized in 2015 as one of “50Powerful Women Religious Leaders to Celebrate on International Women’s Day” by the Huffington Post.  She earned her master’s in human rights from Columbia University inNew York City and is currently in the process of ordination in the Evangelical CovenantChurch.

This workshop is sponsored by The Road Episcopal Service Corps and co-­sponsored by the Absalom Jones Center. 

Cost: $20.00 [includes lunch and refreshments]

Please contact The Rev. Laura Bryant at lbryant@theroadatl.org if you are planning to attend.     

Clergy participants will receive 4 Contact Hours toward Continuing Education Credits.