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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May 23, 2023

Executive Director of Largest Faith-Based Organizing Network Announces Decision to Step Down at the End of March 2024

For Immediate Release May 23, 2023 Contact: Heather Cabral,, 202-550-6880 As Faith in Action celebrates 50 years, the Rev. Alvin Herring…

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May 18, 2023

Gun Violence, Police Reform

‘I Know You’re Here to Take My Life’: Indiana Police Underfire for Killing Black Man in a Mental Health Crisis Instead Of Calling On a Crisis Response Team

Police officers in Indiana face backlash for fatally shooting a schizophrenic man after negotiating with him for 40 minutes. According to reports,…

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Voting Rights/Demoracy

Local faith leaders concerned voter ID laws will hurt marginalized communities

Voter identification will be required in Missouri for the upcoming general election. But the faith community has concerns that marginalized groups are going…

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