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 14, 2021

COVID-19, Economic Dignity

100+ clergy call on governor to take action on coronavirus effects in underserved communities

Clergy with Faith in Action Alabama (FIAA), a federation of Faith in Action, are calling on Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to address the…

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Gun Violence

To end pattern of violence, a tangible reform agenda is needed

Like most people of conscience, I watched the video of George Floyd’s death in horror. Within moments, messages of anguish started pouring…

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Clergy members call on Ivey to ramp up coronavirus testing in black, rural Alabama

More than 100 Alabama clergy members have signed on to a letter demanding that Gov. Kay Ivey ramp up coronavirus testing in…

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