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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 10, 2019

Gun Violence

Second-guessed amendments

Don’t misunderstand the consensusforming inside the state Capitol. Assembly Bill 392, which appears headed for the governor’s desk now that law enforcement…

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Economic Dignity, Grants and Philanthropy, Gun Violence

‘Somebody’s going to get killed.’ Can Fresno find money for program that cuts gun violence?

Community advocates are calling on the Fresno City Council to allocate $300,000 for a program geared toward reducing gun violence — an…

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Criminal Justice

Award-winning activist rapper Common vows to boost efforts in Stockton

The room was brimming with community leaders and their ideas about issues facing Stockton, and rapper Common and his nonprofit Imagine Justice…

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