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Thank You Rabbi Schicker for an Awesome Intro to Judaism

Part of cultivating the Beloved Community that Dr. Martin Luther King preached about means learning the importance of self-transformation within our equity work. That way we may work more effectively to transform systems and institutions.  We wanted to send a heartfelt thank you to Rabbi Simone Schicker for an awesome 2-part series: Intro to Judaism for our ISAAC Family. […]

Save the Date! October 29 is Our Issues Convention

Put Tuesday evening, October 29 on your calendar for the ISAAC 2019 Issues Convention–when everyone present votes on which issues we’ll work on for the next two years!  Thanks to the generous hospitality of Revs. Jerry & Janet Duggins and the Westminster Family, this year’s Issues Convention will be at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1515 Helen […]

Sen. Sean McCann & Rep. Jon Hoadley Discuss State Budget Priorities

“Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.” – James W. Frick On July 22, ISAAC hosted a forum with Senator Sean McCann and Representative Jon Hoadley to share information on how state budget decisions are made. They explained how we can […]

Fair Housing & Fair Chances

Can you join us Monday evening August 19 at the Kalamazoo City Commission meeting to support our Fair Chance and Fair Housing ordinance proposals?  Come well before 7:00 to get a seat, in your ISAAC T-shirt if possible.  We’d love your support for our Public Comment speakers and for City Commissioner Patrese Griffin, the primary […]

August Workshops on the Impact of Racism on Infant Mortality

This month Anti-Racism Task Force members engaged in racial healing one-on-ones. The conversations helped us know and understand one another more deeply. We expect this will enhance our effectiveness as a task force. We as ISAAC members understand that we must engage in self-transformation so that we can equitably transform institutions. This month ISAAC and […]

Welcome to Pastor Sean Kidd at Westwood UMC!

A very warm welcome to Pastor Sean Kidd, the new pastor at Westwood United Methodist Church, which is a founding member of ISAAC and has very actively supported our work together ever since 2002! Rev. Sean K. Kidd has been serving congregations in Michigan since 1993. He comes to Westwood United Methodist Church after serving […]

Prayer for Our Community & Nation

God of Life, Creator of the universe, Sustainer of all, we come before you bearing deep sorrows. We despair at the killing happening in our homes and in our streets, in our schools and in our workplaces, in our shopping centers and in our parking lots, and in our houses of worship. We come repenting […]