Faith in Action Central America is the first international project of the PICO Network. In 2002, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez of Honduras reached out to Faith in Action to explore his vision of developing grassroots leadership among ordinary people through the Central American Catholic Church.

Comunidades de Fe Organizadas para la Accion (COFOA) is PICO’s organization in El Salvador where we are building the capacity of ordinary people to become leaders, demonstrate self-reliance and self-sufficiency, and bring their faith values into the public arena to transform their communities into better places to live.

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May 23, 2023

Executive Director of Largest Faith-Based Organizing Network Announces Decision to Step Down at the End of March 2024

For Immediate Release May 23, 2023 Contact: Heather Cabral,, 202-550-6880 As Faith in Action celebrates 50 years, the Rev. Alvin Herring…

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May 18, 2023

Gun Violence, Police Reform

‘I Know You’re Here to Take My Life’: Indiana Police Underfire for Killing Black Man in a Mental Health Crisis Instead Of Calling On a Crisis Response Team

Police officers in Indiana face backlash for fatally shooting a schizophrenic man after negotiating with him for 40 minutes. According to reports,…

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Voting Rights/Demoracy

Local faith leaders concerned voter ID laws will hurt marginalized communities

Voter identification will be required in Missouri for the upcoming general election. But the faith community has concerns that marginalized groups are going…

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