Three years ago I talked to my dad’s uncle, Fr. John Baumann, about community organizing and his role in founding PICO (now Faith in Action International).
It was a great chance to get to know my family better and hear about some of his amazing experiences building an organization to help people.
From the original post: “John Baumann, S. J. is the founder of Faith in Action and current director of special projects, and international director at PICO International, an organization that supports organizing which enables people of faith to reshape their lives and communities. Faith in Action currently operates in hundreds of cities and over twenty states as well as international operations in Central America, East Africa, and the Caribbean.”