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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.


The Immigration Task Force strives to create safe and just communities for all immigrant, refugee, and religious groups in Pittsburgh and beyond.

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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PIIN Makes Faith-Based Case for Better Public Transit

PIIN is proud to join over 25 Pittsburgh neighborhood, environmental, and justice organizations in supporting the Pittsburgh 100 Days Transit Platform developed by Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT). When Margaret Krauss of WESA-FM sought to interview the organizations supporting the plan, she specifically asked Laura Chu Wiens, PPT’s Executive Director, to interview a representative of [...]

PIIN Speaks Out on the Eviction Crisis

On Wednesday, October 27, PIIN played a prominent role in a press conference and action called to urge Allegheny County President Judge Kim Berkeley Clark to seek an extension of the County’s moratorium on tenant evictions from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  PIIN’s partner Pittsburgh United organized the event. Reverend Dave Swanson, the Chair of PIIN’s [...]

When the System Does Not Work!

The judicial system in America is promulgated to sustain a caste system. The bedrock of any caste system is to preserve privilege, nurture greed and undergird power. Racism is the bedrock of America’s caste system! On November 18th, in Kenosha, Wisconsin a jury of his peers found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges. Six [...]

Rally! Join us November 12 to Support the Elderly and Infirm Incarcerated Community

On Friday, November 12 at 11:30 am, at the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh, PIIN will join Straight Ahead, prisoners’ rights groups, and the families of incarcerated elders to support state legislation that provides parole opportunities for aging and chronically ill community members in Pennsylvania state prisons. Incarcerated elders who are either terminally ill, no [...]

Brandi Fisher and Terri Minor Spencer

2021 Virtual Banquet – Speakers Announced! Registration Open!

Join us for the 2021 PIIN Virtual Banquet “Real Justice” with Brandi Fisher and Terri Minor Spencer Sunday, August 29, 2021 6:00-7:00 PM Eastern Time Join us for an evening of stimulating presentation about issues important to our organization and community – racial justice, and the fight for equity. We are pleased to announce that [...]


Our President, Reverend Richard Freeman, wanted to share with you and our larger constituency the attached statement on the newly designated Juneteenth national holiday.  The statement reflects the joy and gratitude that we all feel that June 19th is now a national holiday, but provides a necessary reminder that  “like July 4th, June 19th is a road marker, [...]

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