Solidarity Is…?

The past few weeks I have been working in a group focused on rewriting the mission statement of Path with Art.

The statement is changing from:

“Path with Art transforms the lives of people recovering from homelessness, addiction, and other trauma by harnessing the power of creative engagement as a bridge to community and a path to stability.”

to something more concise, yet expansive. The group has been looking at words and phrasing and Oxford commas.

This brings me to the idea of solidarity, which fits nicely into the Path with Art mission.

I am on the mailing list for First Church Seattle — the First United Methodist Church of Seattle. There is a new sermon series about to begin. It is titled “Solidarity Is…”

“Solidarity is defined as ‘unity of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest. Mutual support within a group.’”

“What does solidarity look like in our daily lives? In the church? In our neighborhoods? In our country?”

While the new Path with Art mission statement, which I am trying to remember completely, does not use the word, the idea of solidarity is encompassed within the people and the organization. It is solidly embedded in the culture of this particular non-profit, and I am thankful for that.

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