When she first wrote, she was:
To that end, and a larger goal of harnessing her faith to the challenge of racial reconciliation, Aneesa is a leader in ISAIAH, the Minnesota chapter of the faith-based Gamaliel organizing network. She summarized ISAIAH's belief and mission:
To create our health and the health of our democracy, major societal change is necessary.
- We will move our democracy and public institutions to:
- Create racial and economic equity with reparation for past harms
- Expand and protect that which must belong to all of us
- Pool our collective resources into public investments for the common good
- Create deep democratic participation in all aspects of our common lives
- Ensure hat "citizenship" extends to all stakeholders in our democracy
On Sunday, ISAIAH sponsored the fourth in a series of events gathering people of faith, public officials and other leaders in Aneesa's community to rally and share the new vision. Some 4,000 people attended the third one; Aneesa had every hope that the latest one would draw at least that many.
I hope to get a report from Aneesa soon on how it turned out. Thank God for the means to seek His revelations from a much wider range of people than one could ever reach naturally, and the means to propagate the works of the Spirit in this way.
Like me, from this blogs Vision and call to The Revival, Aneesa says she feels called to bear witness and serve, "a special moment in history; a call to the revival first issued during the Civil Rights Era."
I very much welcome Aneesa to The Conversation.