By Charlene Sinclair
As we settle into the new year, a new political reality threatening the safety of our families and communities is taking shape. Many have been in a variety of conversations that range from despair to anger to rage.
But as people of faith and people of conscience, we can’t be discouraged. Now is the time that we must band together to create the power that is needed not only to protect each other, but also to move forward an affirmative agenda toward our collective liberation. We’ve got a huge fight ahead of us, a fight that will require clarity, strength and power. We won’t win unless we’re ready.
On January 14, we will begin a 7-day #Fast4Power to fortify our spirits, strengthen our resolve and prepare our minds, bodies and souls for the work ahead.
This fast will aid us in focusing on sustenance of the spirit by challenging you to give up something – food or an activity – for a week. But you won’t be alone: Every day we’ll feed your soul with daily reflections, opportunities to engage online and in-person, and 15-minute video check-ins focused on the transformative themes of body, mind, spirit, community, solidarity, vision, and power.
Together, we will build the strength needed to meet physical and political force with a spiritual force committed to human flourishing not impoverishment, a force rooted in love not rage, in possibility not despair
Sign our pledge to join us in this transformative journey leading up to Inauguration Day, alongside whatever actions you have planned for that week.
Thank you for your commitment to staying in this fight together.
Charlene Sinclair is the Director of Reinvestment at the Center for Community Change and Coordinator of the Interfaith Organizing Initiative.