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Ernesto Cortes, Cold Anger, Social Justice, Huffington Post, Racial Justice
Huffington Post Cites 'Cold Anger' as Key to Social Justice Gains
Monday, December 8, 2014
"This wave of activism reflects the difference between what community organizer Ernie Cortes calls hot anger and cold anger. With hot anger we act irrationally and misdirect it toward the wrong people. With cold anger we focus on what we can do to change oppression, exploitation and injustice….”
Odd Couple, CCHD, USCCB, Bishops, IAF, community organizing
Odd Couple? US Catholic Bishops & the IAF
Monday, November 24, 2014
Alinsky protégé and "genius grant" recipient Ernesto Cortés, Jr. cites Catholic social teaching as influential in the development of community organizing, and when the nation's largest denomination holds that Thanksgiving-week special collection of mostly small donations, it will be supporting one element in a broad-based coalition aimed at empowering ordinary folks. As Ernie Cortés notes, "The only answer to organized money is organized people." For all the efforts that are furthering that vision, we can truly give thanks.
MVA, Metro Vancouver Alliance, Mayoral Race, Social Isolation, Transport, Housing
800 MVA Leaders Advance Agenda with Vancouver Mayoral Candidates
Vancouver Courier & 1130 News
Monday, October 13, 2014
800 Metropolitan Vancouver Alliance (MVA) delegates assembled to challenge Mayoral candidates for Vancouver with a multi-pronged agenda. All four candidates, including the incumbent, endorsed the proposals on social isolation, transit, poverty, and protections for apartment renters...
Communtiy Organizing in Arizona, Arizona IAF, Bishop Kicanas, Bishop Talmage, Bishop Kirk Smith, PCIC, AIN, VIP, Yuma County Interfaith
Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal Bishops Urge Tucson Clergy to Work for Good
The New Vision Online
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Congregations of faith can work together for the common good of the greater community, said several bishops to a crowd of 60 new and recently transferred clergy in Tucson....
Sr. Christine Stephens, Sr. Pearl Ceasar, Sr. Gabriela Lohan, Austin Interfaith, COPS/ Metro
Works of IAF Nuns & West / Southwest IAF Credentialed
National Catholic Reporter
Friday, June 27, 2014
The works of Sr. Christine Stephens, Sr. Pearl Ceasar and Sr. Gabriella Lohan of the West / Southwest IAF are documented and celebrated in this special National Catholic Reporter report.
Nevadans for the Common Good, Community Organizing in Nevada, Organizing in Las Vegas Valley, Robert Hoo, elder care, sex-trafficking
Nevadans for the Common Good Credited with Improving Future
Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, June 21, 2014
There’s an army in town, gathering momentum since the recession.
Its mission: the training of leaders for participation in public life. And, while this army may not be fighting a holy war, it has been turning heads with victories that promise a better future for the valley.
Yuma County Interfaith, Bishop Kicanas, St. Paul Episcopal Church, community organizing in Arizona, Community Organizing in Yuma
Yuma County Interfaith Gathering Draws Bishop Gerald Kicanas
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Said Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Tucson Catholic Diocese, “We have a responsibility to be involved in our community and not be peripheral to the community, not to be indifferent to the issues facing our community. And if we can pull together to address those societal issues, we have a chance to make an impact....”
No Longer Strangers, Christian Century, IAF Organizing, community organizing, Evangelicals
No Longer Strangers - An Evangelical Reflects on Organizing
The Christian Century
Monday, May 19, 2014
Breininger was skeptical. The IAF people were linked to the world of community organizing, a world that evangelicals generally did not appreciate. The IAF crowd included the kind of people who had shaped and helped elect Barack Obama; they were linked to the notorious community organizer Saul Alinsky. Breininger’s instinct was to stay away. But he knew if he didn’t try to cross some relational lines, there could never be progress toward cooperation.
Community Organizing in Maryland, BUILD, IAF in Maryland, booty call
BUILD: "We Want a Public Relationship, Not a Booty Call!"
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The Baltimore pastor explained it like this: Being courted by a politician can sometimes feel like a one-night stand for community activists. In the heat of the moment, there is intense devotion and endless promises. But what happens the next morning? “We’re not asking you to marry us. This is no request for death-do-us part relationship,” said Bishop Douglas Miles of Koinonia Baptist Church, addressing three Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls during a forum in Baltimore on Wednesday night. “But, understand, neither will we be treated as, like the young people say, as a booty call.”
Founding Acsembly, Community Organizing in Canada, Community Organizing in Vancouver, Canada IAF
New IAF Organization Launches in Vancouver, Canada!
Anglican Church of Canada
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Over 650 people from 40 institutions gathered in Vancouver to launch Metro Vancouver Alliance in Canada. For a distinctly Anglican take on the assembly...
Community Organizing in California, Organizing in Napa & Solano, Social Justice, Faith in Action
1,500 Delegates Launch 'Common Ground' in Vallejo, California
Times Herald & Daily Republic
Monday, June 24, 2013
“An enthusiastic crowd of about 1,500 people filled a Vallejo high school gym Sunday afternoon to welcome a new multi-county organization to the community.
Common Ground was introduced at the convention, which was attended by members of its 15 member institutions, and Napa and Solano counties and state elected officials...."
Community Organizing in Texas, organizing in El Paso, Border Organizing, Social Justice, Faith in Action, Saul Alinsky, Texas IAF, organizing for urban school reform
EPISO & Border Interfaith Join to Challenge School Board and Council Candidates
El Paso Times
Sunday, April 28, 2013
“More than 600 people turned out on Sunday to hear more than 30 city and school board candidates speak at a joint forum put on by the El Paso Inter-religious Sponsoring Organization and Border Interfaith.”
City Council candidates were challenged to invest in workforce development program Project ARRIBA, and complete quality of life and neighborhood infrastructure projects within the already established 7-year time frame. Because El Paso public schools mandate standardized testing at least once (and sometimes twice) per week, school board candidates were challenged to reduce the number of standardized tests by 50%. Candidates were also asked to commit to a more equitable way of funding the arts than simply asking parents of participating students to shoulder the cost.
[Photo Credit: Mark Lambie/El Paso Times]
Bill Moyers on Saul Alinsky
Sunday, February 5, 2012