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#65 Alexia Salvatierra on Faith-Rooted Organizing

By Ben Katt - Pastor, Community Developer & Social Entrepreneur

Rev. Alexia Salvatierra is the founder and “madrina” of the Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork. She is a Lutheran Pastor with over 35 years of experience in community ministry, including church-based service and community development programs, congregational and community organizing, and legislative advocacy. She is the author with Dr. Peter Heltzel of Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World. She has been a national leader in the areas of working poverty and immigration for over 20 years, including the co-founding of the national Evangelical Immigration Table. In this episode of RePlacing Church, she joins me to discuss: What is faith-rooted organizing How to be wise as serpents and gentle as doves Why organizers need to appeal to more than people’s self-interest for social change Why faith-rooted organizing needs to be open sourced The compassion of Jesus The questions we must ask as we pursue “justice in the process” *Get your free RePlacing Church Resource List, a guide to being and becoming the church in the neighborhood. SUBSCRIBE, RATE, and REVIEW the RePlacing Church Podcast on iTunes, or listen on Stitcher, Google Play, or Podbean. Sign up for RePlacing Church updates at Like on Facebook, Follow on Instagram. Episode Song Credits: "Another Wrong to Right" and "You Won't Walk Alone" by Mercir. "Closed" by Zadok Wartes. Used with Permission. Production Assistance by Nate Tubbs.

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