PICO changes its name

Social justice organizing network founded in Oakland in 1972 has changed its name to Faith in Action

Rev. Alvin Herring speaks during a Festival of Faiths Black Lives Matter program (image from Flickr)

The PICO National Network, a faith-based organizing network founded in Oakland in 1972, has changed its name to Faith in Action.

The name change comes after the hiring of a new executive director, the Rev. Alvin Herring, who succeeded Scott Reed, who will retire on June 1, ending a 40-year tenure with PICO.

Faith in Action will unveil a new logo and website, www.FaithinAction.org. It will celebrate this change with a gala on May 9 in Washington, DC.

In a statement, Faith in Action said, “The name change reflects our commitment to live out our faith organizing tradition and carry on the action-oriented legacy of faith leaders such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Archbishop Oscar Romero, Catholic convert Dorothy Day and others who have led transformative social movements.”

Full story at Catholic Voice Oakland.

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  1. Faithful and True says:

    Isn’t PICO funded by anti-Catholic George Soros?

    • Also funded by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), US Bishops, and other assorted Catholic apparatchiks and suckers.

  2. FAITHFUL AND TRUE,

    YOU ARE ‘SPOT ON’.

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