OUR VISION

Faith Action for Community Equity (Faith Action) is a grassroots, interfaith 501(c)3 non-profit organization driven by a deep spiritual commitment to improving the quality of life for our members and all the people of Hawaii. Through our common values and collective power, we address the root causes of social justice challenges facing our community. We are the only organization of its kind in Hawaii.

WHAT WE DO

A religious or community organization or civic group becomes a member unit when its leadership signs our Covenant Statement. The new unit first engages its members in a Listening Process that deepens relationships and identifies members’ hopes, talents, and concerns. This Process strengthens both the individual organization and Faith Action

as a whole.

OUR COMMUNITY

Faith Action is a member of organizations mainly centered on Oahu.  We represent a large constituency that is diverse in race and ethnicity, religious affiliation, economic class, and neighborhoods. We prioritize accountability, leadership development and training, a bottom-up participatory structure and a high level of internal funding.

COVENANT STATEMENT

We, the members of Faith Action are a multicultural people, richly diverse in ethnicity, language, economics, and faith.  We are convinced that, at every level of society, our system of power and power sharing, originally based on democratic traditions, is not working for all people.  As a people of hope who share values arising from our religious convictions, we celebrate the historical teachings of our heritage as they show us the way of justice and compassion, and set us to care for the needs of all people.

   Out of these commonly shared values, and out of deep pain over the growing inequities and incivility in our society, we covenant:

   To strengthen and enhance the vitality of our own congregations, to discover the hopes, dreams, fears, and talents of our members;

   To come together to impact the life of our community, uniting to act on real-life concerns in hope;

   To be a grassroots organization of organizations, uniting in ministry, and caring for the common good of the people of these islands;

   To examine core issues and the root causes of problems, and to be a vehicle through which our people can act to improve quality of life;

   To support materially our emerging organization, contributing to its financial needs through pledges and an equitable structure of dues.

 
 

2019 Board of Directors

- Evelyn Hao    President

- Rev. Won-Seok Yuh  Vice President, Clergy

- William Bekemeier Vice President, Laity

- Jon Davidann Treasurer

- Deanna Espinas Secretary

 

2019 Steering Committee

 Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church

-William Bekemeier   

Central Union Church

- Carolyn Kuahulu  

Christ Church Uniting Disciples and Presbyterians

- Jon Davidann    

Church of the Crossroads UCC

- Elizabeth Nelson  

First Unitarian Church of Honolulu

- Kathy Kaknes  

Harris United Methodist Church

- Karen Ginoza  

Kahalu'u United Methodist Church

- Keith Webster  

Keolumana United Methodist Church

- Mary Weir                  

Kilohana United Methodist Church

- Tiala Toetu'u                 

Mu-Ryang Sa Buddhist Temple

- Hyung Kwon Cha     

Ohana Family of the Living God

- Brother Virgil Amoroso   

Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church

- Dr. Clementina Ceria-Ulep                    

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

- Mary Talon                  

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

- Kathleen Jaycox               

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church

- Niambi Mercado                         

Trinity United Methodist Church

- Robert Stiver                    

UNITE HERE Local 5

- Paola Rodelas                     

Wahiawa United Methodist Church

- Carolyn Steuer                     

Wesley United Methodist Church

- Lupi Halapua  

 Young Progressives Demanding Action

- Nate Hix 

 

Faith Action Staff

- Christy MacPherson – Executive Director

- Ashleigh Loa   -  Staff Organizer

- Soo San Schake - Organizing Assistant

 

P.O. Box 235950

Honolulu, HI 96823

(808)  554 - 3833

1918 University Avenue

Honolulu 96822

info@faithactionhawaii.org

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