Auburn Theological Seminary.


Groundswell, a project of Auburn Theological Seminary, is an online community that provides digital tools and training for people of faith to mobilize and advocate using social media and the resources of the web.


online social action platform; consultation; online advocacy campaigns; trainings

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Learn how to promote actions around economic justice, racial and religious diversity, the environment, and opposition to human trafficking.
  • Enable your congregation or other groups to circulate petitions to advocate around a particular issue.

About the Contributor

Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She has also worked for leadership education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. 

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