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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.

Latest Media Coverage

June 9, 2020

How to talk someone out of bigotry

What does it take to divert someone away from prejudice and toward greater acceptance of others in order to build support for…

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United Community Church, Morrisville

How fortunate this congregation was to have the Rev. Debbie Ingram as worship leader on All Saints Sunday/Communion Sunday. Debbie is an…

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Economic Dignity

Redwood City approves rent cap, just-cause eviction protections

Redwood City officials approved an urgency ordinance capping rent increases and setting new requirements for just-cause evictions, joining a small group of…

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