Clergy Strategic Alliances, LLC (CSA) is proud to announce our partnership with the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Together we will prepare people of faith in Hispanic and African American communities to implement our 10 Week plan for issue education and Getting Out The Vote (GOTV). This plan will be available to churches in English and Spanish.
Our partnership will span beyond the 2008 election cycle as we work together on issues important to both communities; improving public education, decreasing the high school drop out rate, ending gang violence and saving our children from gang culture, job creation, and healthcare, to name a few.
"The Kingdom of God thrives via Covenant Partnerships exemplifying the Apostolic Mandate as Christ commissioned his Apostles in teams of two. For too long the African American and Hispanic Christian communities have co-existed in similar arenas confronting social ills and injustices. In the biblical narrative depicted in the book of Acts, Peter and John together meet the crippled man at the Gate called Beautiful. I wholeheartedly believe the African American and Hispanic churches embody the spirit of these two Apostles as we speak prophetically to the crippled hopes, dreams, families, economies and faith in our communities and empower them with what we have; Christ, compassion and conviction.
As a result, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, America 's largest Hispanic faith organization, is proud to partner with one of America 's Preeminent Christian Leaders and advocate for Social Justice, Rev. Romal Tune. Romal leads the way articulating a message of societal transformation and Kingdom engagement with a commitment to excellence second to none. We believe this partnership will transform the relationship between Brown and Black and in the end; God's name will be glorified as we tackle the ills in our communities together and declare that the crippled standing before the gate will walk again."
The NHCLC serves and facilitates a representative voice for a growing number of the 18,000 Hispanic churches and 75 denominations in addition to faith-based organizations, institutes, networks, congregations, and active laity. Hispanic born-again Christians make up 37 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population and 88% of all U.S. Hispanic Protestants, 43% of all U.S. Hispanic Mainline Protestants, and 26% of all U.S. Hispanic Roman Catholics. www.nhclc.org
"As we contextualize the narrative of 21st Century Christianity, we find embedded in the spiritual genome of a generation , the prophetic impetus of a righteousness and justice platform. This generation will rise and reconcile anointed ministry with a commitment for social justice all in the Name of Christ. Rev. Romal Tune, via the "Our Vote" manual provides the guide and technical acumen for the incorporation our Christian Justice ethos within the framework of today's political reality. This guide is prophetic, practical, relevant and revolutionary. The inheritors of a Kingdom culture DNA can incorporate this guide as the primer for social activism that once again vociferously exclaims "For the Spirit of the Lord hath anointed me to bring Good News to the Poor!"
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference