Spirituality Salon: The Power of Faith-Based Organizing!
THIS ORACLE TEMPLE EVENT WILL BE OFFERED VIA ZOOM.
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Please join us the 2nd Friday of the month for the Oracle Temple Spirituality Salon. Each month, we select a new theme to explore, with topics ranging from sacred texts, to indigenous wisdom, esoterica, and New Age theosophies. We then engage in a spirited discussion, and we welcome you to share your thoughts and help us learn more about ourselves, each other, and God.
May's theme will be The Power of Faith-Based Organizing, with Kim Bobo, Executive Director of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy.
Kim is a nationally known promoter of social justice who leads VICPP’s advocacy, outreach, and development work. She literally wrote the book on faith-based organizing. Kim joined Virginia Interfaith Center in 2016, where she mobilized a historic faith advocacy campaign and played a leadership role in the statewide Healthcare for All Virginians coalition advocating Medicaid expansion, which passed in 2018. Kim moved to Virginia from Chicago, where she founded and served as executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, the nation’s largest network of people of faith engaging in local and national actions to improve wages, benefits, and conditions for workers. Prior to that, Kim was national organizing director for Bread for the World and an instructor at the Midwest Academy. Born in Cincinnati, Kim has a B.A. in religion from Barnard College and an M.A. in economics from the New School for Social Research. She was married for 31 years to Stephen Coats, who died unexpectedly in 2013. Their twin sons, Benjamin and Eric, are organizing for economic justice. Kim married David Duvall Orr, a long-time Chicago reform politician in 2017. She is a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where she sings in the choir. Kim served as the choir director at her previous church for 25 years.