Who pays our way? We will, largely through congregational dues. Otherwise the organization does not belong to us.
What kinds of issues will we work on? Together, we will create a vehicle to win on a variety of issues that arise from our everyday lives in our workplaces, neighborhoods, schools, healthcare, etc.
Is organizing political? Yes! Our faiths are inherently political. However, we will engage in the politics of issues and not office, meaning we will remain non-partisan.
Will organizing be confrontational? Yes, “confrontation” properly understood comes from its Latin roots meaning “face to face.” We seek to negotiate directly “face to face” with people and institutions of power.
Is organizing charity? No, organizing addresses the root causes of injustice that result in the need for charity.
How is mobilizing/activism different from organizing? Mobilizing is about bringing people together around set issues or causes. Organizing brings people together to discover what the issues and causes are. Whereas mobilizing has a centralized hierarchy, organizing is focused on developing leaders who engage others.