Congregation Organized For Prophetic Engagement
Training Courses in San Bernardino, CA
A tiny group of forward thinking ministers and community organizers established RCNO in 1987 in Philadelphia. They were concerned about private and public retrenchment from their communities, and the ongoing institutional racism that ignored the dignity and humanity of their congregants. In the absence of bold national leadership that might have addressed racial disparities and the need to revitalize poor communities, RCNO's founders determined that movement building was needed to bring some measure of attention, respect and social justice to neglected African American neighborhoods.