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Ella’s Song

We who believe in freedom cannot rest
We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes
Until the killing of black men, black mothers’ sons
Is as important as the killing of white men, white mothers’ sons
That which touches me most is that I had a chance to work with people

Annual Service of Remembrance & Action – Feb. 17

ISAAC will unite with the Coalition for Common Ground, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America/Kalamazoo, the Metropolitan Branch of the NAACP and Galilee Baptist Church to host the 5th Annual Service of Remembrance and Action to memorialize the victims of gun violence, survivors, and all who have been affected by gun violence.

Banquet May 18 – Awards! Performers! Your Ad?

Here’s our beautiful new poster for the ISAAC 2019 Banquet on May 18, “Hold Fast to Love and Justice” (Hosea 12:6)!  We are very pleased to announce this year’s Performers and our 2019 Awardees! We were delighted last month to announce our keynote speaker Mee Moua—former Minnesota State Senator, Civil Rights leader, attorney, TRHT Racial Healing […]

Anti-Poverty Task Force Update

The Anti-Poverty Task Force has focused on 3 strategies to fight poverty in Kalamazoo County. Here are the updates on our progress on these strategies. Create jobs – Our task force will continue to support and raise awareness about Momentum’s job training programs and companies in the Employers Resource Network who provide jobs for Momentum […]

Anti-Racism Task Force – Truth-telling

[su_quote cite=”Peace, Barb”]Dear friends – My brother lives in San Diego, California and reports from near the Mexican border the truth about the immigrants arriving and their plight.  See his letter below.[/su_quote] Barb Cooley lived in Kalamazoo for her whole career as a high school teacher, and was active in People’s Church and ISAAC before […]

Affordable Housing Task Force Update

Everyone deserves a place to call home.  Here are our strategies to end homelessness, which we’ve been working on since we presented them at the ISAAC Public Meeting: Giving a “Local History of Racism and Segregation” workshop, jointly with Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) later this winter, for municipal officials in our county to […]

More Endowment Progress!

raised so far $40,050   $50,000   We are now over 80% of the way to reaching our $50,000 goal!  You are awesome donors! Here are the words of our Treasurer Andrew Chaponda: We are living in very interesting and challenging times here in Kalamazoo. The good part about it is there are people and […]

May God Bless us with …

“May God bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that we may live deep within our hearts. May God bless us with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that we may work for justice, freedom and peace. May God bless us with tears to shed for those […]


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 […]