Interview with Karen Muronaka – FACE O’ahu NNS

FACE participates in the National Neighbors Silver program that is sponsored by National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). This is an interview with a FACE NNS leader, Karen Muronaka from Kahalu’u United Methodist Church, at a NNS Meeting held on August 30th, 2012 at Harris United Methodist Church.

Faith Action for Community Equity

Faith Action for Community Equity (“FACE”), a Gamaliel Foundation affiliate, is a faith-based grassroots organization in Hawaii founded in 1996. FACE grew out of a sponsoring committee established in the mid-1990s with the assistance of the Center for Community Change. In November 2008 FACE became a statewide organization when our Maui chapter was founded.

St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church is an active participant of FACE.

FACE for Social Justice

The religious education 6th Graders from St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Kailua, Hawaii created this video project and submitted it to the 2012 National Catholic Campaign for Human Development (“CCHD”) Multi-Media Youth Art Contest, they were the National Third Prize winners in their age category!

This video explains what FACE – Faith Action for Community Equity – in Honolulu, is all about. FACE is an interfaith, community-based organization that works to bring about systemic change and improve the quality of life for the residents of Hawaii.

FACE Interfaith Service in Waikiki

FACE Interfaith Service at Waikiki on Vimeo.

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

2011 FACE Foreclosure Campaign Victory on Vimeo.

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

FACE Accountability Assembly news coverage on Vimeo.

Accountability Assembly
June 26, 2010 @ First United Methodist, Honolulu, HI
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