The application period is now open for the free faith-rooted organization leadership cohort sponsored by CLUE – Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice – from January to May 2022. Participants will meet once or twice a month during five months to connect their faith or spirituality. values with an advocacy for economic, social and racial justice alongside the communities of Los Angeles or Orange counties.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own religious or spiritual values and traditions into our interfaith discussions as we consider how we can help deliver real and life-changing justice in our communities. The sessions will be guided by the leadership of those most affected by violence in our society.
Who is this cohort for?
- People of faith who wish to seek justice and wish to move from being an activist to that of an organizer rooted in the faith
- People who have been hurt by religious institutions and who seek liberating spaces of faith to help them live out their call for justice
- People who have experienced that charity and community development work is not enough and therefore wish to change structures / policies supporting violence and dehumanization of people, especially among marginalized communities and BIPOC
- People who wish to create stronger and more effective justice committees within their congregation
- People in anti-racist book clubs who wish to transform their learning into meaningful anti-racist actions
What is this cohort talking about?
Build a multigenerational and multicultural learning community committed to seeking justice rooted in their own spiritual beliefs / values.
Topics will include, but are not limited to:
- History, spirituality, vision and strategy of the organization rooted in faith
- History, Philosophy and Strategy of Nonviolence and Nonviolent Direct Action
- Build successful, meaningful and sustainable local campaigns
- Identify and frame the issues in your community
- Map and analyze community power structures
- Storytelling and deep listening as a ritual of change
- Plan effective delegations to elected officials / people in power
- Recruit believers in the movement
- Support the fight
- Be a respectful and responsible ally in diverse, multi-faith and non-denominational contexts
Where does this cohort meet?
Depending on the needs of most participants, the cohort could be in-person or a hybrid of virtual and in-person meetings.
Are there any fees or requirements?
This faith-based organization cohort is FREE, but space is limited. However, we know that significant learning or transformation often occurs in the community when we are ready to engage in work. Therefore, each participant will have the opportunity to be part of the CLUE campaigns to gain hands-on experience. In return for this training, we would appreciate if participants offered approximately 15-20 hours / month (i.e. 3-5 hours / week) of in-person or online support for CLUE campaigns during the cohort. .
Interested in joining this cohort?
Please apply TODAY at
The application deadline is Friday, November 19, 2021. If your application is successful, we will get back to you for an interview in early December.
For any questions, please contact Adam Overton via [email protected] and Reverend Mary Duong via [email protected].
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