Aloha Faith Action leaders,
I hope you are all doing well.
Please see message below from President Ikaika Hussey regarding his resignation from the Faith Action Board of Directors. Per the Faith Action bylaws, Vice President of Laity Danicole Ramos from Trinity UMC, will fill the role of Interim President until December 31, 2022.
Faith Action Organizer Cassie Chee, Danicole Ramos, and I will be available if you should have any questions. You may also contact Ikaika Hussey directly. Our contact info is below. Please join us at our upcoming Delegated Council meeting on Wednesday, May 25 @ 6-7 pm as Faith Action says mahalo and a hui hou to Ikaika, and we welcome Danicole into this period of transition.
- Cassie Chee: email@example.com
- Danicole Ramos: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ikaika Hussey: email@example.com
- Ashleigh Loa: firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, mahalo nunui for all you do!
We are living in turbulent, frightening times, when regressive forces are circling, preparing to strike. If you’ve seen the news of the day – that the US Supreme Court is overturning Roe v. Wade, with plans to further erode LGBTQ rights – then you know that never been a more important moment for us to live our faith, and to take action for a better world for all.
Thirty years ago, at a retreat for teenage Catholics seeking the sacrament of Confirmation, my classmates and I watched a video about poverty and injustice in the global South. The adult leading the discussion said that the best way to confront these injustices is through prayer: I disagreed. When we can see the injustice – when it has a name, a face, and often a headquarters – then we must confront it directly, with our bodies, our voices, and our spirits. As our friends the Quakers say, sometimes we are led prophetically, to bring a better world into being through our words and our actions. Politics is how I choose to live my faith, which is why I’m seeking election to the Honolulu City Council. To ensure the sanctity and pono of this vital congregation, I’m stepping back from my role at Faith Action, effective May 25, 2022. I will continue to join you in putting our faith into action.