POWER member, Mary Laver, shares her personal account of the work she and other members of assorted Philadelphia Metropolitan parishes have been doing to express their committed response to Pope Francis' call for "Encounter."
In a new study, POWER leader David Mosenkis shows how Governor Wolf's spending plan for schools perpetuates racial disparities in Pennsylvania's school funding system, emphasizing the urgent need for a fair funding formula.
In the wake of another black man killed by police, this time in Philadelphia, Rabbi Lauren discusses leadership of accountability and transparency that our police and communities must learn from the story of Moses.
In this prayer offered at a service dedicated to action for racial justice, Rev. Robin Hynicka of Arch St. United Methodist Church offers a powerful reflection on his personal, spiritual reckoning with white privilege.
by Rev. Ernest Flores, December 5, 2014
An open letter from POWER to the state legislature, sharing our hopes for an honest discussion of racial inequities in funding cuts in Pennsylvania as we work towards a new, fair system for funding schools.
At our first gala fundraiser, we thank Councilman Wilson Goode, Jr for his leadership towards economic and social justice in Philly. Our organizer Fabricio Rodriguez sat down with the Councilman to learn more about his life, his faith, and his dreams.
by David Mosenkis
For her reflection on the holiest night of the Jewish calendar, the evening of Yom Kippur, Rabbi Lauren Grabelle-Hermann calls her community to stand for racial justice.
Rabbi Lauren Grabbelle Herrmann’s opening remarks for POWER action with Philadelphia Student Union, Youth United for Change, and Boat People SOS "No Schools, No Future" on May 9th, 2014.
POWER member Stirling Schweibert from Old First Reformed UCC passed away this month after a long illness. In this post, our lead organizer Wes Lathrop reflects on what Stirling meant to him and to POWER in the last years of his life.
Get to know Fabricio Rodriguez, our newest organizer on staff at POWER.
Rabbi Lauren from Kol Tzedek Synagogue discusses the significance of working against economic exploitation during the Jewish holiday of Passover.
Rev. Ernest Flores from Germantown Baptist Church reflects on the systems that set up poor and working class people in Philadelphia to fail, and how we can change it.
Rev. Sandra Brown on why she stays committed to POWER's work - even when it sometimes feels like too much.
A summary of the path towards the Living Wage Referendum and POWER's goals to guarantee it is passed by voters, implemented fully and effectively, and truly lifts thousands of Philadelphians out of "working poverty."
A reflection from a POWER Leader on City Council's passing of Living Wage Referendum bill.
Statement from POWER Press Conference following September 26th City Council Vote on Living Wage Referendum, by Reverend Linda Noonan of Chestnut Hill United Church
Faith Reflection by Bishop Dwayne Royster, Executive Director of POWER, shared with Summer Leadership Assembly on July 19, 2012.
Rabbi Eli Freedman, of Congregation Rodeph Shalom, reflects on a passage from Psalms for the High Holidays.
Bishop Dwayne Royster, pastor of Living Water UCC and POWER Executive Director, reflects on Isaiah 58
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