Groundswell is an online social action platform powered by Auburn Theological Seminary. At Auburn, our mission is to equip bold and resilient leaders who can bridge religious divides, build community, pursue justice, and heal the world.
We are hungry for a movement that's not just about a single issue or political party, but a shared moral vision for a better world. Groundswell echoes and amplifies that call for justice welling up among the secular, the seeking, and people of faith. We provide avenues for people of all faiths and walks of life to take strategic social action around shared moral imperatives.
We provide a digital platform for the multifaith movement for justice to take strategic social action to stand for racial and religious dignity, end human trafficking, embrace full LGBTQ dignity and equality, call for a moral economy, get money out of politics, prevent religious extremists from hijacking our faiths, and much more. Together, we echo and amplify a call for justice welling up among people of faith, the secular, and the seeking.
Campaigns on our site will be big and small, heroic and ordinary. If you have an idea to make your community, your school, your local playground, faith community, religion, or the planet a better place, this platform puts the technology tools to assist you at your fingertips.
We also provide training to help faith leaders and organizers get better at harnessing the power of the Internet to make social change.
However you are called to heal the world – ending gun violence or child poverty, fighting for immigration reform or our social safety net – we can help.
Our trainings offer insights into and best practices for mapping out effective campaigns that make change while building lists and power, creating ethical “spectacles,” effective digital storytelling, writing email blasts that engage, and leveraging social media to accomplish campaign goals.
As Congress takes up the work of including the 11 million among us who call the US home but are yet to be fully included because of their immigration status, more than 1,100 people are deported - separated from their families and loved ones - each day that the debate goes forward.
This Friday we're launching our faith-based Kentucky movement for immigration reform – into Senator Rand Paul's hands. Add your name to join your neighbors in Kentucky supporting compassionate & just Immigration Reform.
After being brutally beaten, 82-year-old Piara Singh deserves to have the crime against him counted. The FBI is finally meeting June 5th to decide whether or not to track hate crimes against Sikh Americans. We need to make sure they hear from us.
Almost 4,000 people of faith and values have spoken out, signing a petition to tell ESPN Christian does not equal anti-gay. Now, ESPN has agreed to meet next week with Rev. Debra Haffner, who started the petition, and a delegation of LGBT-affirming clergy. Join the campaign today.
Inspired by his faith, Jason Collins came out this week as the first openly gay NBA basketball player. But ESPN Commentator Chris Broussard said he wasn't a Christian. Tell ESPN not to allow anti-gay speech to go unchallenged.
In the wake of the Boston bombing, will we let terror divide us? Unlike any other time in history, we have the tools & people-power to shape what happens next. Read Valarie's Kaur's moving vision piece about our movement post-Boston.