We celebrate, remember and honor an Awesome Man of God: Rev. Robert Rasmussen

On May 6, 2017 Rev. Rasmussen accepted ISAAC’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Preceding the Banquet Rev. Rasmussen was faced with serious health challenges and was placed in hospice care. Many believed that this Award would be given posthumously. However, we thank God that Rev. Rasmussen attended the Banquet as a walking miracle. That night during his acceptance speech, he reminded our community that God did not want us to forget those who are oppressed. […]

Welcome Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist Church to the ISAAC Family!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest ISAAC Family Member: Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist Church (PCHUMC.) We look forward to learning from PCHUMC and building the Beloved Community together. How far have we come towards realizing the Beloved Community? Looking at our segregated worship services, noting the rising violence and […]

A Warm Welcome to Pooja Patel Our New Intern!

Pooja, who’s name in Hindi means “prayer” was born and raised in Flint, Michigan and has a twin brother. After graduating from High School, she moved to Kalamazoo for College and has held jobs working as a caregiver/rehab aid at Residential Opportunities Inc., and Progressive Alternatives. Pooja enjoys working with people and is currently studying […]


I am a child of the ’60s. Along with many other people I gathered in large crowds, marched in the streets and carried signs; we protested a racist war in Vietnam. I wept as I listened to “Abraham, Martin and John”. I applauded when schools were integrated. I thought maybe we were winning, that things […]

Housing Task Force News

The Housing Task Force would be very grateful if you could spread this message in your own congregation or organization. ISAAC was one of the key partners who worked together for passage of the “Vote Yes for Kids” millage. Now our community has the funding needed, but we still need more apartments or homes to […]

Anti-Poverty Task Force News

We would like to send a special thank you to our awesome guest speakers at our January meeting: Kym Hollars, Navigator Coordinator with Goodwill Industries and Kevin Ford, Shared Prosperity Coordinator with the City of Kalamazoo. A huge thank you and welcome to our awesome new Co-Chair, Nicholas Baxter. This month we will be viewing […]

ISAAC’s Very Own… Al Dixon’s next book has been published!

After years of writing and re-writing, I finally got my book published! It is titled “Gus.” The story of a young boy pulled away from the life he enjoyed in Chicago to a place he knew nothing about. He also meets the grandfather he has never seen, and an immediate conflict starts. Feeling like all […]