Holiday greetings from Gamaliel

December 15, 2020

When we wrote to you at the end of last year, we looked forward to 2020 with hope. Although this year was not what anyone expected, we found plenty of reasons to stay hopeful. Our trainings tell the story best. When travel and large gatherings became unsafe, we reimagined our training procedures to make sure…

Paths to Power: Rev. Marlon Tilghman of BRIDGE Maryland

December 15, 2020

Rev. Marlon Tilghman had already cut his teeth as an organizer before he received any formal training.    In 2009, Tilghman organized several community groups from the area around the congregation he pastored in the Baltimore area. His efforts caught the attention of BRIDGE (now Gamaliel statewide affiliate BRIDGE Maryland, Inc.) founder Rev. David Casey,…

Paths to Power: Sara Meyer of Quad Cities Interfaith

December 8, 2020

Although Sara Meyer was an active member of Gamaliel affiliate Quad Cities Interfaith (QCI), until recently, she was adamant that she did not want to attend Gamaliel’s National Leadership Training.   Meyer, a member-at-large of the QCI Board of Directors, attended an Ntosake training and a handful of shorter trainings, but struggled with Gamaliel’s agitational…

Gamaliel training adapts to pandemic, prepares leaders to build power in any circumstances

December 4, 2020

From Sr. Cheryl Liske, National Training Director and  Senior Trainer: On March 12th, when the World Health Organization declared a pandemic and our lives changed overnight, Gamaliel was threedays away from our week-long National Leadership Training in Nashville. The training obviously wasn’t going to happen, but waiting for the pandemic to end wasn’t going to work…

Table Talk: Race, Family Values, and What We Say in Private

December 3, 2020

Join us Sunday for “Table Talk: Race, Family Values, and What We Say in Private”. Join Racial Justice Ministries at Scarritt Bennett Center, in partnership with Gamaliel Network, for “Table Talk: Race, Family Values, and What We Say in Private.” The kitchen table is the most powerful piece of furniture in our homes. At the…

Wisconisn IVE work changes the narrative around voting, incarcerated people’s role in democracy

December 3, 2020

Integrated Voter Engagement is designed to change narratives. In the leadup to the 2020 election, Gamaliel affiliates nationwide used IVE to do just that by growing their bases, moving issue campaigns, and connecting the democratic process to local issues.  But in Wisconsin, Gamaliel statewide affiliate WISDOM worked with first-time voters and incarcerated people to make…

IVE efforts breathe new life into PIIN, raise organization’s profile among congregations

November 19, 2020

Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) is a strategy to connect organizers to the communities in which they work; it serves to build a relationship with the community and catalyze future organizing efforts. For Gamaliel affiliate Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN), IVE in the 2020 election season was not just a strategy for building power in the…

More than Ready: November 19 Ntosake Event

November 18, 2020

You’re invited to the November Ntosake Event, More Than Enough. We’ll be working from Cecilia Munoz’s book of the same name to build our local Prides of women ready to step into leadership 2021 is on the horizon and it’s full of promise. Let’s be ready! Gather the women in your organizations together and get…

40 Days of Prayer and Reflection Ends with Time of Post-Election Prayer, Processing – and Planning

November 6, 2020

With election results still undecided, nearly 100 members of the Gamaliel community gathered on November 4 to close out 40 Days of Reflection on Our Journey to the Polls – and to look toward the future.   The event was more than 40 days in the making. On April 15, the Gamaliel National Religious Leaders Caucus(GNRLC) …

Election Day – Rev. Dr. John C. Welch

November 3, 2020

    The Daily Reflection on Our Journey A message from Rev. Dr. John C. Welch, Chair of the Gamaliel Board of Directors, on Election Day Read All of the Daily Reflections on Our Website