The Faith In Action Network
Roc/ACTS is a federation of the Faith in Action network (FIA) which was founded in 1972 and began as a regional training institute to help support neigborhood organizations in California. Today Faith in Action has 44 affiliated federations and 8 statewide networks working in 150 cities and towns and 22 states.
This Faith ln Action-Roc/ACTS relationship is key in that FIA provides intensive leadership training that teaches people how to use the tools of democracy to improve their communities. As a result FIA federations are led by ordinary people who have learned to successfully use the levers of power to bring resources and political attention to their communities.
It is a choice - not a mandate - that federations like Roc/ACTS participate with FIA. All in this national network are working to create a world where everyone belongs, can thrive, and has a say in the decisions that shape their lives. FIA and Roc/ACTS believe in a society free of economic oppression, racism and discrimination in which every person lives in a safe and healthy environment, is respected and included, and has agency over the decisions that shape their lives.