||ELCA's Congregation-Based Organizing |
focuses on the principles, methods, and positive stories blooming in and around the church related to the power and energy of community organizing. It emphasizes the growth and development of leaders in a variety of different arenas.
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Congregation-based community organizing recognizes that no one congregation can make much of an impact upon a city for purposes of justice or peace and that no one denomination can do so as well. Congregation-based community organizing is ecumenical, and considers diversity a strength.
Rev. John Heinemier
Resurrection Lutheran Church
Faith communities today find themselves struggling with decreasing membership and dwindling budgets, confronting a culture of individualism and tending to the casualties of a market economy. While many religious congregations believe all they can do is address private pain and their own institutional survival, some 3500 faith communities across America have ventured beyond their walls through Congregation-based Community Organizing (CBCO) to address the larger causes of the pressures they confront. [Learn more]