In this video, Martin Luther King Jr, spoke of The Beloved Community, which while not devoid of conflict, is free of violence. It is a place in which our deepest values of abundance, equity, community, hope, and most of all love are infused into our policies and practices, so that every individual is held as beloved.
ISAAC Public Meetings in the past have been key to a long list of accomplishments with our partner agencies: Sunday buses and late night buses added by Metro; “Vote Yes for Kids” millage for families with kids in the schools to have a place to call home; “Group Violence Intervention” by KDPS and community leaders […]
When I was a high school junior, my friends and I did what we could in a small Indiana city to support Cesar Chavez and the boycott of grapes and Gallo wine. We picketed the liquor store owned by the local head of the Democratic Party, demanding that it stop selling Gallo wine. We went […]
Join Us! You, Yes You! We would like to personally invite you to JOIN US and our El Concilio Family for: Nuestras Raices: Family, Culture, & Community: El Concilio’s 1st Annual Fundraising Gala Friday, September 28, 2018 6:30pm-10pm Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Cost for you an ISAAC member: $55 Many do not know the half of ALL […]
Public leaders who are willing to build a more just community need inspiration and support from our faith communities! That’s what our Public Meeting is all about. We need large numbers of people from our ISAAC congregations and organizations to be there on October 25. Plan to bring everyone you can! Come show our public […]
At the Public Meeting on October 25, the Anti-Racism Task Force will advocate for one “internal ask” and one “external ask.” The internal ask is for Clergy from ISAAC member congregations and organizations to commit to having clergy, leaders, congregants and members participate in an ISAAC Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Healing Circle. The […]
How can we change hiring practices and policies to remove barriers to employment? Most people believe that having a job is a means for people to get out of poverty. The Anti-Poverty Task Force has learned that people living in poverty experience multiple barriers to obtaining long-term employment. For example, people who experience food insecurity […]