Over 1,000 congregations across the country are using the PICO model of faith-based community organizing to unlock the power of their people and achieve extraordinary victories for their communities. The resources on this page are intended to help you learn more about the faith values that motivate PICO congregations and federations and understand what it means to be an "organizing congregation."
Resources for developing sermons, scripture and sacred text reflections, lesson plans, public remarks, and other presentation materials on the themes related to PICO’s “Land of Opportunity” narrative.
In this article, Peter Phillips, Director of PICO affiliate FOCUS in Orlando, reflects upon the relationship between religious faith and community organizing. Phillips asserts that organizing cannot be just another program using the congregation. Rather, organizing must nourish and strengthen the faith of congregation members.
This chapter from Robert Linthicum's "Building a People of Power" examines the role of one-to-one, face-to-face meetings in building a powerful community held together by relational bonds. A must read for anybody considering being a part of faith-based organizing.