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.
The 2013 Stanford University Baccalaureate address by Groundswell's Founding Director, Valarie Kaur.
People of faith all over the country are calling their Senators, but it's Kentucky's Senator Rand Paul who has positioned himself as the key person who can pass an immigration bill in the Senate and the House. Join people of faith calling on Rand Paul to prioritize justice for immigrant families and a path to citizenship NOW.
Click to learn about the campaign to provide "safe sanctuaries" to the LGBTQ Community in our faith communities in response to a rising trend of hate crimes toward the LGBTQ Community in NYC and beyond.
Our legislators in NY are debating a bill that can help fight sex trafficking. Join the petition calling on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to support theTrafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act.
While the Senate debates, there's 1 deportation a minute in America. Read this impassioned blog by Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, Senior Minister at Judson Memorial Church, and member of the New Sanctuary Movement.
Our report back to you about how things are going, what we’ve learned, and what we think is next for Groundswell and Auburn Action.