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.

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March 30, 2023

Gun Violence

Don’t Lose Heart

I woke up today with a divided and heavy heart. One side of my heart is filled with wonder, awe, and magic.…

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February 16, 2023

Gun Violence

Faith Leaders Come Together For Calls To End Violence After Sacramento-Area Shootings

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Faith leaders of all religions are coming together to take a stand against violence, they say. Leaders met at…

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Mass Incarceration

BPD monitoring team holds first community session to gather input on police reform

The Bakersfield Monitoring Team, a third-party group tasked with ensuring the Bakersfield Police Department meets the terms of a stipulated judgment entered…

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