A Core Group can begin with three or more people meeting around a dinner table (sharing food is a good way to attract people to begin working together). What is most important is the commitment to meet regularly and organize to further the cause of Economic and Social Justice.
Without commitment and persistence, a chapter cannot survive and a charter will not be granted until such time as CESJ is assured that a group exists. The applicant group can demonstrate that it does indeed exist by the regular meetings (at least once a month) of its Core Group.
Suggestions for Launching a Local CESJ Chapter
The successful format for the monthly meetings of CESJ’s parent body incorporates some or all of the following:
- Brainstorming, sharing, updating and commitments to ACTION on projects decided on by consensus.
- Study sessions with a presentation, debate and discussion of relevant topics.
- A business meeting of the core group or Board.
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