The Sacred Resistance team educates, organizes and empowers the Foundry community for advocacy and
public witness addressing various social justice issues we are facing at both the local and national
levels. We work with community partners, including Washington Interfaith Network, The Way Home Campaign, and Congregation Action Network.
As Christians we are commanded to love our neighbor, and love is an active verb. Our call to action is rooted in our United Methodist baptismal vow “to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever form they present themselves” and in the biblical admonition for people of faith to seek justice and join movements of liberation. We are nurtured by God’s sustaining strength and endurance in resisting injustice. We engage in planned events and rapid response. We provide educational opportunities for the Foundry community to learn, as well as opportunities for advocacy and action at the local and national level.
For more information and to get involved, join our mailing list or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be present, show up.
This might be a rally, lobby day, candidate forum, or protest. When we are called to action, it is to stand with marginalized neighbors demanding change. We need people to show up in large numbers, so that civic and corporate leaders are urged to listen and act. Sign up to receive invitations to advocacy and public witness opportunities.
Build bridges in the community.
Listen to and walk with the marginalized, develop relationships with allies, and conduct behind-the-scenes research.
Work with the Sacred Resistance planning team or be a liaison with community
Help plan or lead education events or advocacy actions for Foundry. Build relationships. Relay information from community partners. Go deeper and learn historically-proven methods of community organizing to keep Foundry on the move.
Some have understood “Sacred Resistance” as operating from a defensive posture. This is
understandable, as the framework was initially used at Foundry as a response to racist, xenophobic,
misogynist, anti-immigrant and other anti-“the least of these” polices and practices. But Sacred
Resistance includes all of that and is so much more. Sacred resistance is an orientation towards
living in a way that embodies God’s love and justice.
You might also be interested in Foundry’s Racial Justice Ministry and our LGBTQ+ Inclusion Advocacy Team.
How should persons of faith respond when government officials and political leaders behave in ways that contradict values long espoused by Christian tradition? How should churches respond? "Sacred Resistance: A Practical Guide to Christian Witness and Dissent" provides thoughtful guidance for those pondering their answers to those questions.