Who is Interfaith Action?


Interfaith Action, based in Evanston, IL, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring together communities of faith and spirit to serve people who are hungry and homeless and to express shared values through action and interfaith dialogue.

Evanston Ecumenical Action Council was formed on May 19, 1970 and was an association of local Christian Churches for nearly 40 years. On May 15, 2006, the members of EEAC voted to expand the membership of the organization to all religious and spiritual communities and to change the name to “Interfaith Action of Evanston.”

Membership is open to any faith organization that actively participates in our mission to serve hungry and homeless persons in Evanston and affirms that it wants to be a member.

Mission Statement
Inspired by diverse faiths and shared values, Interfaith Action of Evanston brings people together to serve hungry and homeless people, pursue interfaith dialogue, and engage in advocacy that promotes social justice for those we serve.

Vision Statement
Interfaith Action of Evanston strives to build a just community. We work with diverse faith communities and individuals seeking to address the systemic issues of poverty, unemployment, homelessness, and hunger. Through interfaith dialogue we bring people together to build relationships and encourage understanding across faith boundaries. We partner with local legislators, community leaders, and our neighbors to promote a healthy and equitable society.