Faith in the Valley is a faith-based grassroots community organization in California’s Central Valley of 120 congregations representing over 100,000 families in Fresno, Kern, Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. Our work is led by volunteer leaders who are among the people most impacted by equity issues: low-wage workers, young people, immigrants, and the formerly incarcerated.

We are part of PICO California, the largest faith based community organizing network in California, with an institutional membership of 485 congregations from more than a dozen faith traditions across the state. We are also part of Faith in Action. Together, we are anchored in a prophetic theology of resistance that helps people understand the systemic roots of their shared suffering, as well as articulate an alternative narrative that liberates individuals and communities from the dominant cultural norms that perpetuate inequity.

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May 13, 2021

Economic Dignity

Supes demand mayor take more action housing the homeless during pandemic

What is Mayor London Breed’s plan? That was the recurring query at this afternoon’s virtual press conference hosted by Supervisors Hillary Ronen,…

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Immigrant Justice, Voting Rights/Demoracy

How ICE is using Private Contractors to Dodge Local Democracy

The agency is pursuing contracts with private detention providers to circumvent state and local efforts to curtail and regulate immigrant detention. After…

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Undaunted by COVID-19, Faith Based Leaders Stay Focused on Black Census Outreach

The historical precedent of faith-based communities carving the path to political power and socioeconomic equity is still very much a part of…

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