FACE Interfaith Service in Waikiki

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The Interfaith Alliance of Hawaii (“TIAH”) and Faith Action through Community Equity (“FACE”) held worship services at St. Augustine’s in Waikiki at the beginning of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (“APEC”) conference in November 2011. The joint service highlighted the plight of the poor and economically disenfranchised as the economic summit got underway. Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant Christian, and Unitarian clergy participated in the service. The sermon delivered by Rev. Sam Domingo centered on key aspects of “coconut theology.”

FACE Foreclosure Campaign Victory 2011

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Faith Action for Community Equity created the strongest mortgage foreclosure mediation legislation in the nation. On May 5th, 2011, Act 48 was signed into law by Governor Neil Abercrombie. It was the grassroots effort of families on Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island coordinated by FACE, that won this legislation, and the leadership of Hawaii state legislators’ Senator Roz Baker and Representative Bob Herkes, that made the effort a success!

FACE Accountability Assembly News Coverage

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Accountability Assembly
June 26, 2010 @ First United Methodist, Honolulu, HI
9:00-11:00AM
FACE leaders gathered to present the community issues of Education, Affordable Housing, and Jobs + Economic Development, to the candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Mayor. The candidates vowed to work with FACE on these issues and promised, if elected, to come to FACE’s January 2011 Equity Summit

Island Connections – FACE: Faith and Politics

Host: Ibrahim Aoude – Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Guests:
– Gerry Madison – Chair, Jobs Committee, Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE)
– Godfrey Maeshiro – Vice-President, Local 5 and Labor Committee, FACE
– Michelle Takemoto – Jobs Committee, FACE

Summary:
The relationship between faith and social activism for justice and equality is highlighted. FACE and its activism in the community, including community organizing, is highlighted. The importance of activism on all levels to effect social change comes into sharp focus.