About this Webinar
Sometimes our worship life and the ways we seek to do justice in the world are separate, but it doesn’t have to be this way. In this webinar, panelists will discuss concrete ways for incorporating justice into our life of faith and bringing our faith into our community organizing. Come learn about liberative practices for faith communities.
Resources Found in this Webinar
Google Slides are here from the webinar.
- BorderLinks – Offers experiential learning opportunities to explore the difficulties of migration and life along the US/Mexico border
- CommUNITY Allies VBS – The VBS Curriculum written by a team founded by Jennifer McLaughlin focused on anti-racism, inclusion, and social justice
- Faith In Action – Builds community organizations based on religious congregations, schools and community centers to engage people and sustain long-term campaigns to bring about systematic change
- The Gamaliel National Network – Empowers people to effectively participate in the political, environmental, social and economic decisions affecting their lives
- Industrial Areas Foundation – Network of local faith and community-based organizations
- Justice & Faith Collective – The organization Jennifer McLaughlin and Courtney Wooten founded that focuses on educating children, youth, and adults to dismantle racial bias
- Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) – A faith led coalition that is multi-racial and interdenominational comprised of congregations, community organizations, and labor unions that work to give voice to traditionally marginalized people
Francisco García is a Graduate Research Fellow at the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice at Vanderbilt Divinity School focusing on Theological Studies and Ethics. He is an Episcopal priest with a background in community and labor organizing, school chaplaincy, and as a leader in parish ministry. He also serves as part-time Assistant Chaplain at St. Augustine’s Chapel in Nashville.
Jennifer McLaughlin has over 25 years of experience working in church and seminary environments. She has a MDiv and recently completed an MA in Social Justice and Community Organizing. Jennifer is the founder of CommUNITY Allies VBS and writer of other curricula about empathy, community activism, and our global connections.