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.
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?
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.
This installment of the Faith In the Valley Justice Interview Series is a conversation about political violence in California's Central Valley. Participants think through political violence as not reducible to white-nationalist protest violence, but rather political violence as constitutive to the structural reality of America itself.
In this Faith in the Valley Justice interview, we feature three Faith In the Valley organizers from different locations across the Central Valley and we explore how to critically engage new and infrequent voters who question the electoral voting process.
In this conversation, Dr. Christophe Ringer discusses the critical importance of November’s election through the intersection of faith and politics. Ringer says we all need to vote not just because voting is what keeps us connected as a society, but voting is also a shared responsibility for each other.
This Faith In the Valley Justice Interview Series is a conversation with Faith In the Valley organizer Marcel Woodruff. We explore abolitionism as a tool to create a more just society and to provide clarification on what is meant by the term.
In this conversation, Dr. Roberto Mata draws upon his work from the Book of Revelation to provide Christian pastors with hermeneutical tools to challenge the dominant power of the United States.