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Public Safety

The Public Safety Task Force exists to develop and build relationships that promote equity and justice while providing for the safety and protection of life and property.

Public Education

PIIN’s Education Task Force is actively engaged with community stakeholders, parents, and the faith community to establish community schools and guarantee the funding needed to provide a high-quality education to every child.

Criminal Justice Reform

Over-incarceration – and the lingering disability frequently following it – disproportionately impacts communities of color and unjustly denies people the right to earn a decent living, secure affordable housing, and more.

Ratepayer Justice

ALCOSAN is under a federal mandate to overhaul our region’s sewer system to reduce the discharge of sewage into our rivers.

Latest News

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Our National Moment

Corporate public relations firms are bombarding the airwaves these days with the message that “we are in this together.” But as the horrific events in Minneapolis, Central Park, Louisville, KY, and Brunswick, GA brutally demonstrate (George Floyd, Christian Cooper, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery-say their names), this presumption of being “in this together” has never been [...]

A City Divided: Race, Fear, and the Law in Police Confrontations

Dr. David Harris Thursday, July 16 at 7pm via Zoom Meeting Join Sixth Presbyterian Church, Temple Sinai, and PIIN for a sobering evening, looking backward and forward into the future, and pondering the challenges of Public Safety in our time. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Zoom link will be made available by email to anyone who registers at [...]

Community Conversation on Countywide Citizens Police Review Board

The Allegheny County Council is set to consider establishing a Countywide Citizens Police Review Board, PIIN invites you to join us and members of County Council for an important conversation and opportunity to share your input. We need a police review board to establish accountability. Transparency and accountability are critical to advancing 21st century policing [...]

PIIN co-hosts Imagine PPS session with the Pittsburgh Pubic Schools (PPS)

On Thursday, February 6, more than sixty community stakeholders joined PIIN and the leaders and staff of Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) for an Imagine PPS engagement session held at Pittsburgh King PreK-8. Imagine PPS is a new city-wide initiative working together with community champions to re-imagine how the school district delivers education. During the session [...]

PIIN statement condemning Judge’s racist comments and call for his resignation

The Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) condemns the racist and hateful remarks reportedly made by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Mark Tranquilli. These comments are just another reminder of the depth of racism that continue to plague our nation. In a time where elected officials are having to propose and pass laws banning policies that penalize [...]

PIIN Commemorates life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

Today, as we remember the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we must recommit ourselves to the ideals he fought and died for: civil rights, voting rights, workers’ rights, education equity, health care, and an end to discrimination. America is better off because of Dr. King’s work, and as people of faith we [...]

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