Congregate Cville

Congregate C’ville: Faith Driven. Mobilized for Justice. Acting Together.

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Congregate C’ville is a “school for public witness.” Congregate organizes and equips faith leaders and those who would follow them to show up for justice.  With the leadership of Rev. Brittany Caine-Conley, co-founder of Congregate C’ville, and  Rev. Seth Wispelwey, Directing Minister of Restoration Village Arts (RVA), a national clergy call was organized and training in nonviolent direct action coordinated in the months leading up to the massive Alt-Right rally on August 12 in Charlottesville. 

This vital project with many moving parts required resources for which Restoration Village Arts became fiscal sponsor of Congregate’s clergy call as a dynamic expression of RVA’s mission. Congregate is now established as an independent entity and Restoration Village Arts continues its work alongside Congregate in Charlottesville.  You can read much more and register to come at CongregateCville.com.

At the 6 month anniversary of #Charlottesville, the World Council of Churches released this feature on the ongoing work:

https://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/news/feature-show-up-in-fight-against-racism-is-white-american-pastors-plea