Green the Church works to increase environmental activism within predominantly African-American faith communities.
Interfaith Power & Light works to mobilize faith communities in response to global warming. The organization has affiliates in more than 35 states and is based in San Francisco. Susan Stephenson is executive director.
RestoreJustice.com is an outreach program of the California Catholic Conference funded by the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops that includes a network of diocesan-level coordinators of restorative justice/detention ministries.
The Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real in the Monterey, Calif., area has a Restorative Justice Commission.
The Center for Race and Gender at the University of California, in Berkeley, Calif. is a research facility that studies the intersection of race and gender in society.
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. is dedicated to the study and research on race and ethnicity across all the disciplines and national boundaries. The organization is divided into two interdisciplinary undergraduate programs and a research institute.
Orange County Congregation Community Organization lobbied the city of Anaheim to include affordable housing in a large new housing development.
Congregations Organizing for Renewal works to create affordable housing in Hayward, Calif., where 80 percent of families can’t afford the median-priced home. COR represents 13 congregations.
EAH develops, manages and promotes affordable housing in California and Hawaii. Originally named the Ecumenical Association for Housing, it has developed, acquired or renovated more than 5,000 units of affordable housing since its founding in 1968. It has won dozens of awards and has a staff of 350.