ELCACS1027 - Hope at Work: 1st Steps in Community Organizing
A comic book that's serious about drawing people of faith into deeper engagement with their neighborhoods and broader communities. This whimsical resource follows the lives of two Hope Church lay leaders and their pastor as they listen to the joys and concerns of church members and neighbors and then explore ways to respond with public action. Along the way, they join forces with the fictional interfaith community organizing group MISHPAT (Metropolitan Initiative for Strong, Hopeful People Acting Together). Through these characters' courage, as well as their clumsiness, readers are compelled to consider their own congregation's opportunities for more effective public witness and community ministry.