Faith in Action Rwanda was formed by Pastor John Rutsindintwarane, a native Rwandan, who began organizing in Rwanda in 2006 after a one-year internship with the US Faith in Action affiliate Oakland Community Organizations. For Pastor John, the devastating effects of the 1994 genocide and the overwhelming barriers faced by the survivors fueled his search for tools to rebuild his country, combining faith with action, and building from the ground up.

Faith in Action Rwanda believes that lasting improvements are dependent upon Rwandans working side-by-side, developing capacity as they take on critical community needs. We envision a future Rwanda where Rwandans are equipped with the skills to solve any and all problems they face.

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January 29, 2023

Pastor: Better Training, More Diverse Force Won’t End Police Brutality

For Immediate Release: January 28, 2023 Contact: Heather Cabral, 202-550-6880,  Faith In Action joins Memphis Artists for Change, Black Southern Women’s…

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January 26, 2023

Pastor on California Shootings: “My heart is broken. I’m fatigued. I’m grief-stricken. I’m outraged.

For Immediate Release: January 26, 2023 Contact: Shannon Craig Straw,, 202-6745921 Pastor on California Shootings: “My heart is broken. I'm fatigued.…

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November 28, 2022

Gun Violence

National Clergy Leader Responds to Chesapeake and Colorado Springs Shootings  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2022 CONTACT: Heather Cabral,, (202) 550-6880 2022 has been a record-setting year for mass shootings, faith leaders…

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