PICO changes its name

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

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 … [Read more...]

World Meeting of Popular Movements coming to Modesto February 16-19

Vatican-led meeting will focus on social justice, racism and migration

Let’s say you’re the top administrator at a small Catholic high school in Modesto. One day the bishop mentions that the Vatican – yes, the Vatican – wants to send about 600 people to spend four days on your campus for meetings literally geared to change the world in terms of social justice. Oh, and one of the most prominent cardinals from within Pope Francis’s inner circle … [Read more...]