As a people of hope who share values arising from our religious convictions, we celebrate the historical teachings of our heritages as they show us the way of justice and compassion, and set us to care for the needs of all people.
--from Faith Action’s Covenant Statement
This year, Faith Action for Community Equity will celebrate a quarter of a century of its work in upholding justice and compassion for all people of Hawaii.
The Anniversary planning committee needs members to bring this celebration to life. We joyfully welcome ALL interested to join. Various talents are needed. Please email Evie Hao at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help.
Twenty-five years ago, Faith Action for Community Equity was established when multiple faith communities came together and essentially said, “We must get to the root causes of the social injustices—the brokenness we see in our communities.” This meant becoming involved in shaping public policies that affect basic needs of people including home, education, health, safety. Faith Action has seen successes after years of persistence. It has felt disappointments, but never discouragement.
Below is the entirety of Faith Action’s Covenant which member units pledge upon joining:
We, the members of Faith Action for Community Equity, are a multicultural people, richly diverse in ethnicity, language, economics and faith. As a people of hope who share values arising from our religious convictions, we celebrate the historical teachings of our heritages 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.