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Faith Community Coordinators

Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, grassroots organization made up of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. Our mission is to support peace, justice, and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing US policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin American and the Caribbean. We stand with people who seek justice.

The WFP Faith Community Coordinator would have the very important volunteer role of building partnerships and strengthening WFP organizational ties with faith communities and bodies over a multi-state region. For more that 20 years, Witness for Peace has been transforming people and policies. From the beginning in 1983, WFP has been deeply rooted in the religious community, including our first delegations to Latin America that were inspired by invitations from church leaders in Central America and organized by U.S. religious communities. Faith Community Coordinators would play a vital role in maintaining and developing WFP advocacy and education work in communities of faith in the United States. 

Responsibilities:

In coordination with the WFP Regional Organizer the tasks of the WFP Faith Community Coordinator include:

  • Build a network of key contacts in churches and faith-based communities who will support and participate in WFP campaigns, actions and congressional district work. An ideal place to start may be within your own local area; conference or denomination; 

  • Recruit delegation coordinators and delegates from the faith community for Witness for Peace delegations;

  • Coordinate efforts with appropriate committees in local churches;

  • Recruit speakers tour venues in faith communities around the region;

  • Encourage and identify opportunities for financial giving to WFP within faith networks;

  • Participate in Regional Retreats and training events

Eligibility: 

  • Established ties with a faith community

  • Familiarity with faith-based social justice networks in the region or denomination

  • WFP delegation experience preferred

  • Commitment to mission and philosophy of WFP, including a commitment to nonviolence and political independence

  • Open to working with a broad scope of people from diverse backgrounds

Time Commitment:

  • Flexible: ongoing presence and engagement to extent possible.

  • 2 year commitment preferred

What WFP Provides:

  • Opportunity to meet other faith-based activists in your area.

  • A better understanding of the global justice movement.

  • Training on social justice issues in the Americas and organizing skills-building.

  • A better understanding of the global justice movement, especially as reflected by communities of faith and opportunity to transform public policy.

  • A strong network of National Staff, Regional Organizers and International Team members working in collaboration on the Witness for Peace campaigns.

Contact WFP National or your Regional Organizer more information.

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