Siebert Lutheran Foundation  

Rev. Alexia Salvatierra


Founder of the Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork
Rev. Alexia Salvatierra is the author with Dr. Peter Heltzel of “Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World” (Intervarsity Press) and the founder of the Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork. She is a Lutheran Pastor with over 35 years of experience in congregational and community ministry, including church-based service and community development programs, congregational and community organizing and legislative advocacy. She was formerly the Director of Justice for the Southwest California Synod of the ELCA. In addition to coordinating the Welcoming Congregations/Guardian Angels Network for the Southwest California Synod and assisting at Hope Lutheran Church, she serves as a consultant (training, facilitating, organizing and leading strategic planning) for a variety of national/international organizations, including World Vision, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and the Christian Community Development Association. She has been a national leader in the areas of working poverty and immigration for over 20 years, including the co-founding of the national Evangelical Immigration Table and the 2007 New Sanctuary Movement. Learn more about Rev. Salvatierra here.

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Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World

Micah 6:8 calls us to love mercy, do justice and walk humbly with our God. The Lutheran Church is often good at loving mercy. We are fair at walking humbly, but often confused about doing justice. How do we do justice in a way that is truly faith-rooted, biblically-based and effective? How do congregations move easily from charity to the fullness of the transformation possible in our communities in the name and Spirit of Jesus Christ?

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