On Thursday, January 27th at 3:00 pm EST, join Dean Douglas as she speaks with the Rev. Sarah Monroe, priest in charge and cofounder of Chaplains on the Harbor. Chaplains on the Harbor seeks to build a freedom church of the poor by pastoring, organizing, and empowering the leadership of poor people in Grays Harbor County, in Washington State. Dean Douglas and Rev. Monroe will discuss the ways that faith leaders can respond to housing insecurity, evictions, and homelessness in their communities.
EDS at Union’s Facebook Live series Just Conversations with Kelly Brown Douglas explores the racialized inequities intrinsic to our nation and our collective responsibility to create a more just future.
These 30-minute conversations featured on the EDS at Union Facebook page will invite activists and religious, political, and thought leaders to discuss their work being champions for justice. Videos are also available on the Union YouTube Page.
About the Rev. Sarah Monroe
Sarah Monroe is the priest in charge and cofounder of Chaplains on the Harbor, a parish of over 500 homeless, incarcerated, and poor people in rural Grays Harbor County, Washington State. Sarah grew up on the Harbor, attended Episcopal Divinity School, and planted Chaplains on the Harbor in 2013. Now employing eleven staff members, most of whom are formerly homeless, Chaplains on the Harbor operates a 23-acre farm, hosts six feeding programs a week, runs a community center and low-barrier shelter, does human rights organizing, and offers pastoral care to people on the streets and behind bars. Harbor Roots Farm, their supportive employment program, was started in 2016 to provide living-wage jobs for local people getting off the street, out of jail, graduating from drug treatment, and otherwise stabilizing in their lives. Sarah, and the entire staff, have been deeply involved in the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival since its inception. She is passionate about bringing poor communities together across lines of difference and division.
Sarah has written about her experience working in a majority white, very poor community, and on anti-racism and movement building in that context, and is currently working on her first book about this groundbreaking ministry.
She lives with her wife, two dogs, and two cats on a tiny farm between her favorite forest and favorite river. In her spare time, she grows herbs, makes cheese, and is an avid reader of historical fantasy.