POWER Interfaith will convene leaders from 60 Philadelphia area congregations to talk with the city’s 2023 mayoral candidates April 16, at 3-6 p.m., about what it will take to make their communities safer. The interfaith anti-racism social change organization’s Faith & Safety Mayoral Candidate Forum, open to all, will take place at First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street, Philadelphia. Several EPA churches are members.
“We will ask the candidates hard questions about gun violence, schools, clean air, good jobs, and housing,” say forum organizers. Learn more.
“We’ll have an opportunity hear from each mayoral candidate in small groups, and then we’ll come together at the end to debrief and talk about where we go next as an organization to hold the future mayor accountable.”
Arch Street UMC is a founding member of POWER Interfaith, and other EPA congregations and leaders are also members, including many beyond Philadelphia, including its Main Line and Lancaster chapters. “We are communities of faith and conscience who care about tangible action to promote comprehensive public safety, address climate change, stop mass incarceration, fully fund public schools and confront all of the systemic issues related to poverty,” said the Rev. Robin Hynicka, pastor of Arch Street.