Our Three Pillars

Three pillars that interconnect to create an ecosystem and pathway for pastors to thrive in the face of societal and personal transitions and challenges.



Living The Legacy With

Reverend Dr. Samuel Casey

Reverend Dr. Samuel Casey has created a living legacy that revitalizes faith-based communities of color. C.O.P.E. achieves this by advocating for civic engagement, healthcare access, and the end of mass incarcerations.

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Reverend Mariama White-Hammond: 

Social, Criminal, & Ecological Justice Activist

Reverend Mariama White-Hammond has been an activist for social, criminal, and ecological justice since high school. As a founder of New Roots AME Church in Dorchester, MA, she has incorporated her experience as an advocate into the faith community. She believes that the church has to have a response to the impending planetary crisis. Read the story here.

Soil and Soul Restores the Earth for Justice

Reverend M. Dele talks about her work returning land to its original state and explains the work her organization is doing to connect generations in environmentalism.

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Lift As You Climb

Victoria Carroll, a chemical engineering student at Louisiana Tech University, studied environmental protection laws and sustainability practices as they pertain to the communities in which she resides.

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Re-Energizing the Alabama IPL

Reverend Michael Malcom was inspired to look beyond the walls of the church with new passion and a new calling to do work for energy justice as Executive Director of Alabama Interfaith Power and Light starting in 2018. 

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Renew, Restore, and Rebuild

It is said, grieving is the process God uses to bring us to a place of wholeness. Grief is a painful yet necessary progression that leads to healing. Ms. Loretta Slater has known grief, the type no parent ever expects to experience. 

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