Join Us Sept. 1 for Prayer and Action

We demand justice and accountability for the 16 victims who have died in Allegheny County Jail since March 2020. Join Us. Thursday, September 1, 2022 3 PM – Prayer Service, Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard 4 PM – Jail Oversight Board Meeting

Trucking for Justice!

Join Us! September 25th, 1-4 PM Bidwell Presbyterian Church 1025 Liverpool St, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 Food Trucks, Guest Speakers, and an Issues Table Walk Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) has been faithfully “moving people of faith into action” for 20 years in Western PA. As we look to the future, PIIN invites your congregation to […]

Colorful Backgrounds E.X.P.O. – Graduation

Congratulations to our first cohort of Colorful Backgrounds E.X.P.O. graduates! The participants completed the program and received their diplomas at a ceremony filled with family, friends, and good food. A special thanks to guest speaker Ricky Lee Olds for sharing his powerful story, and West End P.O.W.E.R. for chartering this important program with PIIN.  

I Passed!!!

We are so proud of Colorful Backgrounds E.X.P.O. alumni Kalim Brown for passing his CDL test!  

Colorful Backgrounds-E.X.P.O. Monthly Community Meeting July 27!

A monthly Colorful Backgrounds-E.X.P.O. meeting open to the public, happening the 4th Wednesday of every month. These gatherings build community, provide vital information on available resources, feature guest speakers, as well as opportunities for much-needed peer support and connections between the formerly incarcerated, their families, and broader communities to advocate for change. Congregations are encouraged […]

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Colorful Backgrounds- E.X.P.O. Voter Engagement Coordinator Position

Do you have a passion for voter rights and community empowerment? The Colorful Backgrounds E.X.P.O. Voter Engagement Coordinator will organize to promote voter registration and voting; engaging new voters and repeat voters in the process. The coordinator will educate formerly incarcerated and the community on voting rights for convicted felons, convicted misdemeanants, and pretrial detainees. […]


#IAMMADASHEAVEN – A Response to Gun Violence and Call to Action from PIIN Righteous indignation is the mobilizer that gets us beyond “my thoughts and prayers are with you”! There are things that must transform our emotions into meaningful action. In my faith tradition, the Divine is angered by unrighteous actions. God’s heart grieved as […]