Welcome to MOSES!
I am excited that you elected to visit our website and learn more about the MOSES organization.
MOSES is about “Building From Our Core.”
The synonyms for “core” are heart and nucleus, which are the center of a system, organization, structure or organism. MOSES is a complex system of people of different races, religions, beliefs, cultures and experiences. Within this values system, we are people of faith engaged in action for justice.
A core team is the heart of our complex system. Having a core team of leaders in every member congregation creates a strong pulse of our work to build healthy communities. Direct action is the blood flow that keeps MOSES alive. Our nervous system creates the collaborations needed to win, because we can’t do it on our own. We are built for power to engage community voices and participation for the transformation of our city and region. Our power comes from community residents, clergy, congregation members, teachers, union members, public health professionals, public officials and small businesses working and talking together. Jointly, we identify our common values, we prioritize issues and address them through direct action. This is our Core!
Personally, I believe we have a small window to do some extraordinary organizing in Metro Detroit. The climate is perfect for ALL community voices to soar above the political clamor. MOSES’ role is to build that core. We act to create a machine of community engagement. We must work hard to make sure everyone's voice and values, are heard and acted upon.
I challenge you to commit yourself to engage with others in these core teams to address the issues that hurt our communities. We must be heard and received as an authentic and credible voice for change.
Let’s build from our Core, our hearts!
G. Ponsella Hardaway