In this Faith in the Valley Justice Interview, we have a conversation on Palestine with Hajj Reza Nekumanesh of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno. In sharing his story, Reza offers a fresh perspective on one of the most important freedom struggles in the world.
In this conversation, Pastor Simon Biasell goes into his own journey of transformation regarding racial, gender and sexual justice, and he talks about how this journey both emerges from and informs his pastoral call.
Nearly 100 Fresno State students and Central Valley tenants joined us to launch the Homes Guarantee campaign. The students and tenants testified to the need for safe, affordable and sustainable housing, and they reimagined how home security could be realized for everyone in the Central Valley through the Homes Guarantee framework.
What is the role of clergy in the creation of an equitable public square? What resources are available for clergy within their faith traditions to challenge status quo social arrangements and to invite people into imagining a new future together?
Faith in the Valley grassroots leader and essential worker, Silvia, participated in a national #KeepingFaith press conference with Faith in Action where she highlighted the experiences of Central Valley immigrant families and essential workers during the pandemic.
Following hundreds of conversations with impacted residents across the Valley, faith leaders and students will come together on May 4 to officially launch and share their theory of change, which is rooted in the Homes Guarantee.
In this next installment of our Faith in the Valley Justice Interview series, we talk with Aaron Cho and Susie Gamez about the recent surge in anti-AAPI violence across the country and how the faith community can combat the hate.
In this next installment of our Faith in the Valley Justice Interview series, we talk with Dr. Karen Crozier about what it was like growing up in Fresno and what drew her to a life of serving the church.
Faith in the Valley applauds the Biden Administration’s historic plan to invest $5 billion dollars in evidence-based, community violence intervention programs over the next eight years.
We mourn with our Asian-American/AAPI kin as they navigate a country that has a longstanding tradition of targeting them with legal and interpersonal discrimination and marginalization; they have experienced increased hate and violence since the outbreak of COVID-19.