The Faith Matters Network centers the voices of leaders who have traditionally been pushed to the margins of religious narratives.
There is a great need for prophetic, public voices of faith today. In the face of deep-rooted structures of oppression, a dysfunctional economy, accelerating environmental crises, and a toxic political climate, the feeling is widely shared that the systems we have are fatally broken and unjust.
Founded in 2014, the Faith Matters Network is a people of color led collective working to equip 21st century faith leaders with the tools to build healthy, equitable communities.
1. Train marginalized people of faith, primarily people of color, in ways to live out an activist theology that supports our everyday work of collective liberation, and create bridges with those who are equally invested in dismantling systems of oppression.
2. Convene collaborative spaces that spark the moral imagination of leaders and challenge them to unearth their own stories that challenge the dominant narratives that perpetuate injustice in our world.
3. Connect leaders by creating communal spaces that uplift and support the holistic well-being of these prophetic voices.
4. Amplify the voices of leaders whose contributions are often overlooked and exploited
We are committed to creating a culture where the lives of those most marginalized are healthy and whole and able to bring forth a moral imagination that will heal our broken world.
As a people of color led collective, Faith Matters Network trains, connects, convenes, and amplifies marginalized people of faith, primarily people of color, to chart a new moral horizon.
- Accountable Action
- Commitment to Our Collective Liberation
- Intersectional Analysis
- Radical Difference
- Revolutionary Love
As a people of color led collective of public theologians, we believe in building and sustaining leader-full movements which reflect the radical differences in our communities. In particular, we commit to center, amplify, and honor the work of communities whose leadership has historically been ignored or diminished in the United States and prioritize people of color, women, LGBTQIA people, religious minorities, and low-income communities.