Rev. Alvin Herring, head of Faith in Action, to retire

by | May 23, 2023 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Rev. Alvin Herring announced on Tuesday (May 23) that he will step down next year as head of the congregation-based organizing network Faith in Action, leaving the group he has helmed for five years.“I think this is a good moment to step aside and give younger leaders a chance to lead, more women a chance to lead and to be their champions on the outside — to herald their work and to continue to lend my support,” Herring, 66, told Religion News Service in an interview.
Faith in Action is still deciding on a replacement for Herring, who previously served as the group’s director of training and faith formation before leaving for a two-year stint at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, where he said he helped the organization focus on racial justice and racial equity. He is expected to continue to serve in his current position until March 31, 2024.
The leadership change comes as Faith in Action, a faith-based organization previously known as PICO National Network, gears up for another election cycle. Although the group rejects political labels, it helps member congregations mobilize around a host of issues relevant to their local community — issues often seen as liberal-leaning, such as …

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