Fellowship of Urban and Suburban Engagement
FUSE is a partnership between houses of worship, community groups, and non-profits in Delaware County, PA. The purpose of FUSE is to deepen relationships, extend ourselves to one another, strive wholeheartedly to understand “the other” in our community and help others understand us, and together, create a shared sense of destiny and purpose. FUSE includes Christian, Jewish, and Muslim groups, as well as people of different race, gender, socio-economic status, and background.
Our mission is to come together for events like communal meals and holiday celebrations, but also for challenging dialogue on how to make OUR communities better. We believe that learning more about one another’s culture, customs, values, and beliefs can create shared understanding and build trust. We will accomplish this through:
* Joint social and educational activities that engage congregants from FUSE houses of worship, and stakeholders from community partners and nonprofit organizations;
* Collaborative service projects in our various communities;
* A large, annual gathering, that will enable us to engage in a meaningful dialogue to address community needs and challenges, both urban and suburban, and launch initiatives and action steps that are created and implemented together.
FUSE embodies the dual meaning of its name; “fusing” our communities together into one, sharing a path, and lighting a spark to ignite real change throughout the county.