• Racial Healing & Action Service From Sep 2, 2015

  • Listening Engagement Listening to neighborhood concerns

  • Affordable Housing Places to call home cost less than shelters

  • Youth Violence Prevention Working with our youth to teach them life lessons about violence

  • Early Childhood Education Quality preschool for many more children

  • Transportation Many jobs are at night and on Sundays

  • Public Meeting New partnerships within the community

  • Public Meeting Closing Prayer Coming together

  • Annual Banquet Inspiration

Endowment Fund Progress

raised so far $39,300 
our goal of $50,000 

Our Mission

ISAAC is an interfaith organizing network of congregations and strategic partners working together to build a more just community.

We are ISAAC!

We are Christians, Jews, Muslims, Unitarians and Non-Religious. We are Black, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Indigenous, Middle Eastern and White. We are Immigrants. We are suburban, inner-city and rural. We are haves, have-nots, and have-a- little-want-mores. We are bold, tenacious, and we don’t back down. We are Kalamazoo County!

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The work of Justice is believing in something, even if it means sacrificing everything! We in ISAAC, being people of faith and consciousness, are called to stand up for peace, equity, love & justice! We stand unafraid and united! The work continues until every individual in our community is held as beloved.

Awesome Endowment Fund Progress!

raised so far $39,300   $50,000   Hallelujah! We have reached almost 80% of our of $50,000 Endowment Fund goal!  By the end of 2018, so many people had given generously to the ISAAC Endowment Fund that in just over one year we’ve raised over $39,300 of our $50,000 goal! And, as soon as we [...]

National Day of Racial Healing – January 22

ISAAC is one of many partners of TRHT Kalamazoo (Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation), and we encourage all our member congregations and organizations to attend the National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday evening January 22.  It’s a celebration! A special thank you to Sholanna Lewis and the TRHT Kalamazoo Leadership Team for organizing this [...]

Save May 18 for ISAAC 2019 Banquet – “Hold Fast to Love and Justice”

Save the date!  Put Saturday, May 18, 6:00 pm at the WMU Bernhard Center on your calendar for the ISAAC 2019 Banquet: “Hold Fast to Love and Justice” (Hosea 12:6) with keynote speaker Mee Moua—former Minnesota State Senator, Civil Rights leader, attorney, and TRHT Racial Healing Circles practitioner and law & policy expert! Mee Moua is the Principal [...]

Anti-Racism: Racial Healing Circles, Immigration Reform Work

Momentum from pledges made at the October 25TH Public Meeting continues as ISAAC recently hosted Racial Healing Circles for 42 people from 20-25 ISAAC member organizations.  Participants reported feeling listened to, listening deeply, and hearing about experiences different from their own.  More Healing Circles for people from ISAAC member organizations may be held in March.  [...]

Anti-Poverty: Commitment to Remove Barriers to Employment

During the ISAAC’s Public Meeting in October, the Anti-Poverty Task Force presented a list of barriers to employment such as job readiness skills, health issues, criminal record, substance abuse, photo identification, housing, transportation and child care.  Local organizations such as Momentum, Michigan Works and Employer Resource Network are providing services to help families obtain jobs [...]

Housing: Tiny Houses of H.O.P.E. Reception January 25

The entire audience rose to their feet at the Public Meeting in October, in response to Deacon Pat Vinge’s call for us all to support new affordable housing.  One exciting way we can live up to our pledge is to be at the Trailblazers Tribute and Tiny Houses of H.O.P.E. Reception on Friday, January 25, [...]

A Meditation

STEP BACK AND TAKE A LONG VIEW  “It helps now and then, to step back and take a long view…. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that this enables us to do [...]

We are Here for a Time Such as This

Many of us are familiar with the Story of Esther, a woman who helped save her Jewish Community from a violent edict. Mordecai urged Esther to go to the King and make supplication. Esther initially said this was something she could not do, as she had not been called by the King and this action [...]

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