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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.

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January 9, 2021

Gun Violence

Stockton has ‘more work to do’ as homicide numbers continue to trend down, city leaders say

Joyce Tuhn knows all too well what it's like to lose a loved one. Tuhn's 16-year-old daughter, Lacy, was killed by a…

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January 7, 2021

Economic Dignity

Peninsula cities reject emergency protections for renters

Two cities on the Peninsula rejected proposals this week to strengthen protections for tenants. Foster City and Burlingame both declined to pass…

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Economic Dignity

Stockton Considers Ban On No-Fault Evictions

STOCKTON (CBS13) — The Stockton City Council approved a ban on no-fault evictions. It’s a move to protect people ahead of new…

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