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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March 5, 2021

Cincinnatti Megachurch offers a model of Collective Action in divided times

In her research on grassroots organizing, Hahrie Han learned about a standout case in Cincinnati. There, an evangelical megachurch, one of the nation's largest,…

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March 4, 2021

Mass Incarceration

Sentencing Guidelines Commission approves 5-year felony probation cap

Within six months on probation, Brian Fullman had seen the error of his ways. But a nonviolent felony drug conviction in his…

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Voting Rights/Demoracy

ACTIONN hosts voter engagement effort for people of faith

Local faith-based nonprofit Acting in Community Together in Northern Nevada (ACTIONN) is hosting two voter engagement initiatives this month. Vote Common Good’s…

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