ST. PETERSBURG, FL — At the US Social Forum in Philly, one of the gatherings was a People’s Movement Assembly that centered on the importance of Faith and it’s intersection with Justice. It happened on the heels of Spiritual gatherings and workshops at the Social Forum.
One of those workshops, that I conducted, on “Solidarity with Movements of the Poor,” particularly around the idea of Liberation Theology, was among several, that informed our discussion on the last day of the US Social Forum. Though a small crowd in attendance, it was a very committed and excited group of people, ready to promote change from the bottom up. It included both lay leadership and clergy. Several ideas came from this group to further promote the creation of the new world that is necessary.