We will develop a new Michigan narrative that acknowledges the right, and creates the opportunity, for all to experience social and economic justice equally.
We exist to build a faith-based movement to transform Michigan. MFA brings people of faith, institutions and organizations together to build community and to address the root causes and results of poverty, violence and division.
Michigan Faith in Action, formerly Flint Area Congregations Together (FACT.), is a member of the People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO) National Network. FACT was a successful community organizing initiative for over seven years, partnering with more than 30 diverse area congregations to move significant policy issues in the city of Flint.
With FACT’s shift to a statewide effort, it joins its local work with a state vision of access to more equitable opportunity and distribution of resources, including jobs, closing the education gaps and creating safe neighborhoods, in a climate of an open dialog on all issues of common concern. Building an empowered community of faith leaders working together and recognizing that the center of power in our financially troubled state is now in Lansing will achieve these outcomes.
PICO: Michigan Faith in Action's National Affiliate Organization
PICO is a national network of faith-based community organizations working to create innovative solutions to problems facing urban, suburban and rural communities. Since 1972 PICO has successfully worked to increase access to health care, improve public schools, make neighborhoods safer, build affordable housing, redevelop communities and revitalize democracy.
PICO helps engage ordinary people in public life, building a strong legacy of leadership in thousands of local communities across America. Nonpartisan and multicultural, PICO provides an opportunity for people and congregations to translate their faith into action. More than 40 different religious denominations and faith traditions are part of PICO.
With more than 1,000 member institutions representing one million families in 150 cities and 17 states, as well as a growing international effort, PICO is one of the largest community-based efforts in the United States. Together we are lifting up a new vision for America that unites people across region, race, class, and religion.
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• Honor the abundant gifts God has given us.
• Act on the beliefs that we are all God's Children.
• Create shared prosperity, wholeness, safety, and health for all people.
• Repair that which is broken.
• Transform the state.