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Faith in the Valley is a faith-based grassroots community organization in California’s Central Valley of 120 congregations representing over 100,000 families in Fresno, Kern, Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. Our work is led by volunteer leaders who are among the people most impacted by equity issues: low-wage workers, young people, immigrants, and the formerly incarcerated.

We are part of PICO California, the largest faith based community organizing network in California, with an institutional membership of 485 congregations from more than a dozen faith traditions across the state. We are also part of Faith in Action. Together, we are anchored in a prophetic theology of resistance that helps people understand the systemic roots of their shared suffering, as well as articulate an alternative narrative that liberates individuals and communities from the dominant cultural norms that perpetuate inequity.

Latest Media Coverage

April 13, 2020

Censo 2020: el Valle de San Joaquín representa la nueva California

I was informed recently that our city is developing a solution for the homeless issue in Bakersfield. The proposed solution includes relocating…

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March 31, 2020

Youth activists in the Valley make their voices heard

With Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg testifying before the United States Congress in September and teenagers from Stoneman Douglas High School in…

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Gun Violence

Cory Booker wants $90m a year to prevent urban gun violence

For more than a decade, faith leaders from black and brown communities have come to Congress with the same request: spend more…

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