Man can move mountains by faith.
— Mahatma Gandhi

We believe there is strength in numbers. As a growing network of Portland, Oregon faith-based communities, we work together to bring help and hope to men, women, and children living in poverty. We realize actions speak louder than words so we are:

+  Building a network of faith-based communities and civic partners to address the root causes of poverty in our community

+  Assisting families as they transition from generational poverty into lives of stability, and

+  Advocating with our brothers and sisters in our community to help alleviate poverty



Thirteen faith communities currently carry out our mission as members of the Interfaith Alliance. These include: 

+  Ainsworth United Church of Christ
+  Augustana Lutheran Church
+  Central Lutheran Church
+  Congregation Beth Israel
+  First Unitarian Portland
+  Fremont United Methodist Church
+  Genesis Community Fellowship
+  Grace Memorial Episcopal Church,
+  Rose City Park Presbyterian Church
+  St. Andrew Catholic Parish
+  The Madeleine Catholic Parish
+  Westminster Presbyterian Church
+  Wy'east Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Partners and Friends of the Interfaith Alliance:

+  Compassionate Change District
+  Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon + Havurah Shalom
+  League of Women Voters of Portland
+  Living Cully
+  Multnomah County Library
+  Muslim Educational Trust
+  Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
+  Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park
+  Oregon Coalition of Christian Voices
+  Oregon Housing Alliance
+  Oregon Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice
+  Portland African American Leadership Forum
+  Portland Central Nazarene Church – Agape Village
+  St. Charles Borromeo Parish
+  St. Vincent de Paul of Lane Country

Transitions Projects:

We partner with community action organizations, nonprofits and faith groups intent on doing good work among the suffering. Through our faith and actions, we believe we can move mountains even if it’s only an inch at a time.


our manifesto

We have a calling to empower every brother and sister in our community facing hardship and hopelessness. We walk together as an alliance of interfaith communities because we believe doing things together is better than doing them alone. We lead with our hearts and open our minds to understand the causes of poverty and the challenges of escaping it. We work hand-in-hand with families living in poverty by encouraging and supporting them as they move to stability. We boldly advocate for systemic change to help eliminate the root causes of poverty. We know the road is long but we believe as Martin Luther King, Jr. did when he said, “faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase."

how you can help