NCRP members share what nonprofits need most from foundations and donors as they advocate for and organize communities around equity, inclusion and social justice.
Faith leaders and congregants connected to LA Voice — a coalition of churches, synagogues and mosques — are stepping up to offer sanctuary in their own homes throughout Los Angeles County. The Rev. Zachary Hoover, executive director of LA Voice, a member of PICO National Network, said that “with some hustle” they could find sanctuary housing for more than 150 people.
Shootings in a pair of economically distressed California cities were skyrocketing, leaving the impression of an epidemic, but analysis by California Partnerships for a Safe Community revealed relatively few people are behind many of those shootings.
Immigration agents arrested 26 people in Minnesota last week as part of three-day operation in the Midwest — the largest such effort in the state since the Trump administration took over with promises of ramped-up immigration enforcement.
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Religious Freedom Act (Senate Bill 31) by a vote of 5-0 with two members abstaining. Senate Bill 31 prevents California agencies from sharing data that could be used to compile a federal registry based on religion, national origin or ethnicity.
One key dimension of the moral strand is represented by a coalition of faith communities led by Debbie Ingram of Vermont Interfaith Action, in concert with Downstreet Housing, whose focus on homelessness has led to proposed legislation to create supportive housing for 368 units, half of which will be newly developed, and half, existing units. The Interfaith Action group defines “affordable housing” as “housing for which the occupants are not paying more than 30 percent of their income for gross housing costs, including utilities.”
An interfaith group denounced “Islamophobia and bigotry against Muslim communities” outside the downtown Fresno federal courthouse on Thursday – the day a revised presidential executive order was scheduled to go into effect that would prevent citizens from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
"Aramis Ayala was elected as State Attorney for the Orlando area because of her promise to bring reform to the criminal justice system. It is refreshing to see her live up to her commitments and embrace policies that achieve accountability and safety without sacrificing fairness," said Wes Lathrop, Faith in Florida executive director.
“We’re getting a lot of calls from people in the community and ours isn’t even the most well-known nonprofit (working with immigrants). People are afraid.” Zoraida Ossa of Faith in New Jersey, a community-based nonprofit that works to reduce racial and economic disparities, echoed that alarm before the organization held a news conference in front of Camden’s City Hall earlier this month to voice support for undocumented immigrants.
A federal judge blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban hours before it was to take effect, marking the second time courts have thwarted Trump's efforts to freeze immigration by refugees and citizens of some predominantly Muslim nations. The move comes during a "week of resistance" in New York, organized by Faith in New York and supporters.
A presidential budget isn’t so much a policy proposal as a statement of an administration’s moral vision for the country. The budget presented by President Donald Trump on Thursday is a document fundamentally unconcerned with the government’s role in improving the plight of its most vulnerable citizens.
What would Jesus tell House Speaker Paul Ryan about looking after the sick and the needy?
"Ensure that ICE is out of our prisons, out of our schools, out of our public spaces, in an effort to make sure families are protected across the state that are immensely threatened by deportation and separation," Joseph Mckella, Co-Director of PICO California said.
Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders gathered in Denver on Wednesday to call for elected officials to fight against President Donald Trump’s proposed immigration plan and help put the brakes on a Republican health care proposal that could eliminate insurance coverage for millions.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials granted a Union City resident a 60-day extension on his deportation order Friday morning. Catalino Guerrero, 59, an immigrant from Mexico, has been fighting for a permanent stay since officials ordered him deported a few years ago.
El líder de la mayor arquidiócesis de Nueva Jersey inclinó la cabeza y oró junto a un mexicano que ingresó ilegalmente a Estados Unidos hace décadas antes de que éste entrara a un edificio federal para enfrentar una posible deportación, un ejemplo destacado de cómo los líderes religiosos están respondiendo a las acciones del presidente Donald Trump para expulsar a los inmigrantes.
I recently drove past a church that I pass every day on my commute. This week’s message on the sign out front of the church said: “Heaven has a wall, a gate and extreme vetting.” This sounds like language from politicians, not someone entrusted to care for the spiritual needs of our community.
Calling for “a season of civil disobedience,” North Carolina social justice icon and preacher the Rev. Dr. William Barber roused an emotional Flint crowd Monday night, saying the city’s water crisis is another in a centuries-long trail of American “poison.”
“Mom, if you are Mexican, you are going to have to leave. Trump says you have to leave. Won’t you be my mom anymore?" said Gerardo just a few weeks ago from the family's home.