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One day on the streets of Philadelphia a young boy held on to his mother’s hand as she quickly proceeded to a destination that would continuously affect his life.  While holding tightly on to her hand, he saw his mother push her way through a crowd of boys which would be later know as a gang. Upon a wall there stood his oldest brother held by boys who were about to end his life. Yet with fear of only God and nothing else, my mother addressed the crowd that no harm would come to her child. And out of honor and respect at that time for the code within the streets, we walked through the crowd and safely back home.

In time I learned that progress does not exist in the presence of fear, but in the power of one’s faith in overcoming obstacles. It could be as simple as a loving mother walking her children through a violent crowd or gang, or a national leader fighting for civil rights and marching through the streets of injustice. As a child and young man I became fascinated and I learned about the historical struggles of the opposed, the civil rights era, admired and studied the philosophical views of intellectual figures.

I began to question why disadvantaged communities and children in schools were not always receiving the support from our elected officials unless they were running for office, up for re-election or if it was around Thanksgiving or Christmas. To what real coordinated efforts were being established or implemented to resolve the problematic conditions of racism, violence and other social problems. Traveling throughout the city of Philadelphia, I also wondered why with so much hopelessness and despair, how could we have a church or religious institution on almost every corner and still have little affect or progress to alleviate the suffering of so many people in need.

As a former teacher of the Philadelphia School District who also experienced the tragic deaths of two of his former students, he answered the call from God, completed his theological studies as a minister, and in 2013, created the Inter-Faith Social Change Movement (IFSCM), a non-profit, tax exempt 501c3 religious institution. - “Bringing people together from all walks of life and transforming lives through the word of God.  – As Minister Robinson has stated on many occasions, Our purpose and mission of who we are is - Where making a difference represents the testimony of one’s faith”


Today Minister Robinson is recognized as one of the most an innovative, influential and outspoken spiritual leader of our time, in addition to being a progressive pioneer in the education of disadvantaged children.


Symbolic to his dedication and character, Minister Robinson affectionately known as Rev. and short for his nickname of Revelation is also an author of various books and a musician who wrote and composed the organization's inspirational community anthem "Your Pain is Mine," and has received from the Mayor's office and City Council numerous citations and proclamations for the diligence of his work in the community, and in collaboration with many civic, private and community-based organizations.

From the shores of rivers, oceans and seas, to the air that sustains the vitality of life, we are born different, creatively unique and by design, not to allow our differences to make a difference, but to ensure the commonality of our experiences and love for humanity will serve as our testimonies of change, and transformation, ultimately make a difference throughout the world. -- Minister Steven T. Robinson

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