Social movements built from the streets of our country and open doors in the halls of power is the formula for deep and lasting social change.
Last night, the Mobilization to End Poverty began with the over 1,100 faith leaders and activists gathered together from across the country.
I had lunch with several long-time readers and supporters of Sojourners, people who in their own lives have been living out the gospel for decades.
This is the first event in Sojourners history where the White House has had a role, any role, aside from the one where they call the local police and ask them to remove us from the sidewalks.
The Mobilization to End Poverty kicked off last night with a wonderful leaders "meet and greet" session and worship service at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
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Here are a few photos from Sunday evening's activities.
Before and after the worship service tonight, I got a chance to chat with just a few of the thousand-plus people coming to the Mobilization. Here's what they had to say:
Sojourners staff is hard at work preparing for the upcoming Mobilization to End Poverty. I decided to take my handy little flipcam around the office to see how everyone was doing.
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