Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing—Barry Finlay
Dear fellow CUC members—
I am about to ask you for a donation to continue the work of Faith Action for Community Equity (Faith Action) for yet another year. Your prayers and donation of any amount will be very much appreciated.
Central Union Church’s History with Faith Action
About five years ago, Central Union Church joined Faith Action for Community Equity (Faith Action), a 25-year-old organization of 17 churches and two community groups. CUC’s Community Ministry presented our church council the opportunity for CUC to join this group and be a part of its mission. The council approved CUC’s membership and joined at a covenanting ceremony.
Faith Action’s Mission
Faith Action is led by a deep spiritual commitment “to examine core issues and root causes of community problems, and to be a vehicle through which people of Hawaii can act to improve their quality of life.”
In the last 25 years, Faith Action has made a difference in
• community safety (sidewalks in Kalihi Valley, bus shelters)
• kupuna care (family member can continue working because of stipends for the care of kupuna)
• “truly” affordable homes (funding for rentals costing no more that 30% of family’s income, especially for the ALICE population.
In the past year, we started the Environmental Justice Task Force focusing on caring for Creation (countering climate change and earth’s destruction). Just last month, a new task force began the work of making our criminal justice system more “just” so that lives going through the system are transformed for the better...