A Provocative Evening of Interfaith Learning and, of Course, Food

March Newsletter | March 6, 2013

On February 28, Jews, Christians and Muslims from Bend the Arc’s Community Organizing Residency (COR) gathered with members of the Bay Area community and special guests for “Rooted in Faith: An Evening of Interfaith Learning and Inspiration.

Becoming a Jeremiah Fellow

February Newsletter | February 6, 2013

Bend the Arc’s Jeremiah Fellows learn critical leadership skills and engage in Jewish learning while taking part in social and economic justice campaigns. Here’s what one of the new Fellows has to say about her experience.

Who Saved California from its own Fiscal Cliff?

February Newsletter | February 6, 2013

“You were alarmed, you stirred yourselves to action and victory was the outcome.” That was California Governor Jerry Brown on January 24 talking about the passage of Proposition 30, the state’s first progressive income tax increase in many years. Bend the Arc played a critical role in organizing the Jewish community to come out and support Prop 30.

Community Organizers Rooted in Faith

February Newsletter | February 6, 2013

Bend the Arc is creating a nationwide network of Christian, Jewish and Muslim community organizers. The 2013 interfaith Community Organizing Residents will work in six cities on issues including immigrant rights, fair wages and affordable housing. 

Why Bend the Arc?

January 29, 2013

Today is a special anniversary for us. Speaking at the Massachusetts statehouse 155 years ago today, abolitionist minister Theodore Parker coined the phrase that became a rallying cry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and inspired our name.