HOPE’s largest event in the year is our Nehemiah Action, where we bring together over 1,000 people to stand face-to face with our decision makers. In the presence of our people we ask them to commit to make necessary policy changes that will positively impact the issues impacting our families. The Nehemiah Action is named after the Prophet Nehemiah who in a large assembly stood before the nobles and officials of his community and challenged them to stop charging the unjust and unfair interests on loans given to the people — and gained a promise from the nobles to stop. Today, HOPE carries out the same work of holding our nobles and decision makers accountable through our annual Nehemiah Action.
We build toward our Nehemiah Action through carrying out house-meetings to hear the most pressing problems and concerns that are confronting and worrying our congregations’ members, neighbors, and friends……..through research meetings where we meet with experts, stakeholders and allies to understand problems and solutions…….and through mini-actions, vigils, and public events. Here are some images of what doing justice looks like for HOPE!