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This Is What the Church Is Made For: Embracing the Prophetic Tradition

  • Reggie Lewis Center @ Roxbury Community College 1350 Tremont St. Roxbury, MA 02120 (map)

On Thursday, Aug. 13, the Leadership Development Initiative, Life Together, Episcopal City Mission, the Mission Institute, the Congregational Development Team of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and Episcopal Divinity School are excited to host the Rev. Alexia Salvatierra for a day-long training, "This is What the Church is Made For: Embracing the Prophetic Tradition." 


Alexia is a long-time organizer, pastor, and trainer. Through teaching, storytelling, and small-group work, Alexia will inspire and equip participants to understand and be drawn into the Christian prophetic tradition of faith-rooted organizing. Participants will:

  • Engage with the Jesus Way and why the prophetic is a call from Jesus to all
  • Explore what breaks our hearts, both necessary and unnecessary suffering
  • Understand the need for “Faith-Rooted Organizing” as a way to do prophetic work
  • Examine Dove Power and Serpent Power
  • Learn how to agitate the broader community about the importance of this organizing work and the prophetic tradition
  • Learn how to invite them into this work

Faith-rooted organizing is an approach engaging faith leaders and congregations in “doing justice” that is completely guided and shaped by our faith and enables us to contribute all of our gifts as God’s people to broader movements for systemic change. This training is for staff, organizers, and other leaders in

  • Faith-based, social-justice focused community organizations and networks
  • Churches with community engagement and outreach programs
  • Organizing networks

who are working on expressing their faith as fully as possible through congregational and community organizing for justice.

Costs for the day, including breakfast and lunch, is $25. Free parking available. 

Earlier Event: June 4