Gathering at the Pharr Events Center in the Rio Grande Valley, Valley Interfaith leaders celebrated their 30th anniversary with stories of historic achievements, blessings for recent VIDA graduates, and presentations of strategies for healthcare enrollment, education and comprehensive immigration reform. Veteran leaders like Fr. Alfonso Guevara lauded Valley Interfaith as a 'university of public life' that helps people do 'what politicians can no longer do' -- tapping into local relationships, learning what matters to people and developing people's capacity to achieve extraordinary things through collaboration with others. In photo, leaders bow head in prayer at start of celebration.
Valley Interfaith Turns 30, by Fr. Alfonso Guevara, The Monitor
Valley Interfaith to Celebrate its Third Decade, The Brownsville Herald
Guevara: Valley Interfaith Makes the Politicians Look Good, Rio Grande Guardian
Photo Gallery, The Monitor