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 the latest installment of our Justice Interview Series, Pastor Brian K. Woodson Sr. of Faith In Action East Bay (Oakland) talks with us about his approach to prophetic preaching and the role of the church in helping people find justice their everyday lives.
Woodson began adulthood as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force where he was a designer and project officer. He left the Air Force and answered the call to ministry and is currently the founding pastor of Oakland’s own Bay Area Christian Connection. Woodson is an organizer and the director of clergy development at Faith in Action East Bay and the director of the Emerging Leaders Program at the Leadership Institute at Allen Temple. He is an advocate for human rights and a writer, and he is a published author of many articles and the devotional book “Meditations of a Madman: The Musings of a Hated Man Loving God”. His long awaited first novel, Purplynd, has been recently released and is available online and wherever books are sold.