Faith in Action Support Network

Put your Faith in Action by ReImagining Your Community!

We all know that clean air, good jobs, and sustainable development are good for everyone, regardless of race, class, or social status. ReImagine Appalachia has long embraced our faith communities, who bring trust, compassion, and grace to the table to discuss these issues.

As trusted messengers, people of faith bring together our neighbors, rise above political divisiveness to re-find our common ground and our common humanity, and renew public trust at a time when it is needed most.

That is why we are excited to launch our Faith in Action toolkit showcasing the “ReImagine Your Community” model of community organizing and economic development. The toolkit provides hands-on guidance on how faith communities can vision, and, in time, implement sustainable development projects in their neighborhood, town, county, or region.

We are creating a support network for folks from all walks of life to use this toolkit, and learn from and be inspired by each other. Will you join us?

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We are excited to help you broaden your reach beyond your walls and engage diverse sets of stakeholders in the work of creating inspiring visions and implementing lasting change, all while meeting the spiritual, health, and social and economic needs of our communities. Big thank you to the League of Women Voter of Pennsylvania and ReImagine Beaver County for leading the way in developing this original process.

The West Virginia Council of Churches and the Evangelical Environmental Network have adapted a version for our Christian Communities:

And now we have a version adaptable to any and all Communities:

Videos From Past Webinars

ReImagine Appalachia at its best

The ReImagine Your Community Model 5:06

Our “Reimagine your Community” model is based on a process originally developed by our friends in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. This inspiring video illustrates the process and the power of getting a group of people together to vision a new economy for their community.

Faith in Action Webinar 58:59

In June, we introduced our model and toolkit with speakers from West Virginia Interfaith Power and Light, the West Virginia Council of Churches, Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light, and the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN). Check it out to learn more.

God’s Creation is Worth Defending 1:47

Our friends at EEN send this powerful message demanding public health and a sustainable economy to our neighbors and our political leaders.

August 2022 Update From the Team

We had an absolutely AMAZING event on June 23 introducing our model and toolkit. If you missed it you can watch it HERE! We had so many asks for the materials. You can find them all below. We would love for you and/or your community to be a part of our support network as we formally implement this process together – submit your interest HERE!

  • PA Interfaith Power and Light Introduction and Available Resources GET THEM HERE >
  • Inspiring remarks from Rev. Jeffery Allen from the West Virginia Council of Churches READ THEM HERE >
  • Check out this article from the Guardian READ IT NOW >