Welcome to PIIN
The Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) is a network of congregations and organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania committed to drawing together people of faith to act powerfully on local and regional issues of justice and fairness through the process of community-building, direct action, and negotiation with decision makers.
PIIN, clergy, faith communities across state support fast for public education funding
PIIN, parents, clergy, faith communities, and Pennsylvanians across the state are holding a 100-day fast until our legislators pass a Full and Fair Funding Formula for Pennsylvania’s public schools. People across the state will fast for one day or more to call attention to the urgent need for a formula that lays a solid foundation for our families’ futures, and for the money to fund it not to come off the backs of those who are already struggling. Our family values and our faiths lead us to support the full, fair funding of our schools and a vision for Pennsylvania in which all our families can thrive. In the tradition of many who have gone before us, we will fast until this vision is real. View the flier
Join us for our Love Thy Neighbor campaign! Our initial focus is the need for Pittsburgh’s largest employer, UPMC, to pay their service workers a living wage. Thousands of UPMC service employees work full-time, without any hope of earning enough to sustain their families, let alone enough to improve their economic standing over time. Although UPMC is Pittsburgh’s largest employer, it is not a creator of prosperity for working people. In addition, UPMC’s tax breaks include not paying property taxes, a major source of school funding, which is devastating our schools. As we have learned from the story of the Good Samaritan, let us take action and be Good Samaritans within our Pittsburgh community. Read more
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