Unbound Local Organizers

Binding Wounds, Unbinding Chains… We are UNBOUND


Unbound Local Orga­niz­ers are vol­un­teers work­ing on the ground and in their local area, congregation, or campus to:

  • provide a consistent social media presence for Unbound,
  • seek out new con­trib­u­tors to the journal and encourage interactive participation,
  • report to Unbound, through a process of intentional listening, the jus­tice needs and issues most press­ing in their loca­tions, and
  • carry out the com­mu­nity orga­niz­ing mis­sion of Unbound, trans­lat­ing the journal’s dis­cus­sion and analy­sis into prac­ti­cal and strate­gic action for their com­mu­ni­ties, fuel­ing a grass­roots move­ment already under­way as they col­lab­o­rate with ongo­ing efforts and seek to mobi­lize peo­ple for justice.

Local Orga­niz­ers are the hands, ears, and eyes of the Unbound com­mu­nity. Through trust-based rela­tion­ships in their respec­tive com­mu­ni­ties, they dis­cern what peo­ple on the ground care about. What are folks strug­gling with? What are their con­cerns? What are they anx­ious about? Angry? Joy­ous? By car­ry­ing these voices to Unbound, Local Orga­niz­ers are key play­ers in deter­min­ing the tra­jec­tory and themes of the jour­nal and online com­mu­nity. You will often see them writing and commenting on articles. Then, using the resources, analy­sis, and strate­gic think­ing of Unbound, Local Orga­niz­ers go back to their com­mu­ni­ties and trans­late issues/concerns into action—all with the sup­port of a national Unbound com­mu­nity, includ­ing its var­ied skills, knowl­edge, rela­tion­ships, and cre­ative ideas.

Meet Your Local Organizers

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Emily Morgan

Emily Mor­gan is a stu­dent at Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary and a Can­di­date for Ordi­na­tion in the Pres­by­ter­ian Church (U.S.A.). She grad­u­ated with a BA in His­tory in 2009 from Drury Uni­ver­sity and plans to pur­sue con­gre­ga­tional and col­lege min­istry. She also recently started a web­site designed to reach young adults not involved in faith com­mu­ni­ties to get them think­ing about issues in the 21st Cen­tury and how they relate to spir­i­tu­al­ity and reli­gion. Read more at www.fightthebees.com.

Josh Newton
Josh Newton

Josh Newton is a second year Master of Divinity student at Princeton Theological Seminary. He plans to continue his education through doctoral studies and hopes for a career in the academy. His research focuses on whiteness studies, critical race theory, and religion.


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Grant Wadley

Grant Wadley received a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2010 and is currently an adjunct professor of ethics and religious studies at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, New Jersey, where he is gathering support for social change at the college and in the surrounding communities. Originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, Grant was raised in the Southern Baptist and Presbyterian traditions but tends to identify himself as “ecumenical.” In his free time, he loves traveling, playing soccer, and singing karaoke.

No Unbound Local Orga­nizer in your community/congregation/organization? Become that Local Orga­nizer today! Con­tact us and let’s begin mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in your com­mu­nity!