Community organizing — Feb. 21, 2022

The problems in our communities are complex and overwhelming. But we are not without resources to address these needs. As a Lenten practice, this issue invites readers to explore the power people of faith have to create positive, sustainable change and God’s prophetic call to this organizing work.

The Spirit at work College chaplain Catherine Knott shares how she sees God moving in the lives of Gen Z students and what they teach her about the Divine.

Community organizing as community investment Katrina Pekich-Bundy reflects on community organizing in rural spaces and how God calls us to invest in those around us.

Theology, democracy and community organizing Angela Cowser remembers her childhood as a Black girl in Memphis, Tennessee, and makes a theological argument for organizing.

The power of talking about power Chris Dela Cruz distinguishes between Power-OVER, Power-WITH, and Power-AMONG and connects these ideas to the church.

Inside, Outside, Upside Down L. Vern Farnum, a hospital chaplain, reflects on two years of providing spiritual care during COVID.