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Community Tools

Prophetic Resistance Sabbath Toolkit

The Prophetic Resistance Sabbath is an outgrowth of a remarkable conversation that unfolded among 700 grassroots, movement and faith leaders in Modesto, CAin February of this year.   Three days of dialogue spent examining the structures that promote racial and economic exclusion to support corporate profit - and their harmful impact on families and communities - resulted in a shared commitment to work together across race and class and issue-campaigns to confront a narrative and a set of policies that seek to demonize and divide us.   The document which synthesized our conversations in Modesto about racism, immigration, work, housing and the environment - the Message from Modesto - called for solidarity among grassroots organizers and challenged faith leaders to “show up” in new ways in this moment to publicly challenge the narrative being used to scapegoat and punish excluded groups and to accompany organizing initiatives that are mobilizing for structural changes that recognize and support the dignity of all of God’s children.   Those gathered in Modesto called for a Week of Action from May 1-7 to unleash a wave of public witness to promote policies that protect and defend families, to be capped off by a Prophetic Resistance Sabbath from May 5-7

We have organized the materials below into 3 sections:   Pray, Preach/Teach , Act .

Stand with Black Women and Girls

Standing with Black Women and Girls is not an option – it is an obligation and sacred opportunity. It is a community priority, a human rights issue, a litmus test of the theological integrity of our communities of faith. Join this faith-filled, public education campaign to prioritize the well-being of Black women and girls through liturgy, advocacy for equitable public policy, and digital engagement, engaging your congregation and community with the #StandWithBWG toolkit today.

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