Stories of Faith and Community organising

How can a congregation utilize community organising to build relationships with others in their community?

What are linkages between church mission and the work of a broad-based alliance?

How can a listening campaign unite a parish through greater understanding of each other stories?

“I’m a long time leader of Metropolitan Alliance for the Common Good because I believe in the relational process which builds power for individuals and institutions to act on what they value. I have seen many people transformed, including my own congregation.”—Pastor Terry Moe, Salt and Light Lutheran Church.

Rev Terry Moe has been a Lutheran pastor for 27 years, the last 23 in Portland, Oregon in the United States. He has also been a leader in a community organising alliance for more than 20 years, working to build power relationally for the common good as a key part of his ministry.

This journey has seen him work with labour unions to bring prevailing wage infrastructure jobs to his community, be a part of driving out drug houses and then decontaminating the homes that had been made unsafe through methamphetamine production. His congregation has helped save a health fund that insured 100,000 low income families, and secure an additional $75million for new affordable housing in Oregon.

At this forum, Pastor Moe will share stories of faith and organising, of how a congregation can build relationships in it's community to achieve justice, and how spiritual communities brought together by organising for justice can be grow alongside a Lutheran congregation. 

Everyone is invited to bring a plate and stay for lunch together after the forum.

  • February 17, 2014 at 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Moreton Rivers Presbytery Office of the Uniting Church of Australia
    22 Ashgrove Ave
    Ashgrove, QLD 4060
    Australia
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    Here stories of faith and organising from Rev Terry Moe, a Lutheran Pastor of Salt and Light Church in Portland Oregon, share stories of leading his church to work for justice in his community as part of Metropolitian Alliance for the Common Good
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