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Housing Task Force News

Remember this?  We voted “Yes!” First-Year Successes of the millage program: A place to call home for over 100 families with school-aged children throughout Kalamazoo County Children attending school regularly and improving academically LANDLORDS WANTED Do you or anyone you know have available rental property? Would you or they consider joining this very successful program?  […]

I’ve Been to the Mountaintop – April 3rd

“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” on Tuesday, April 3, 6:30-8:30 pm, at Transformations, is co-sponsored by ISAAC on this very important 50th anniversary: On April 3, 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King delivered the “I’ve Been to the Mountain Top” speech at Mason Temple in Memphis, TN. The next day he was assassinated. Fifty years […]

Hope is still alive!

I have shared three quotes below from Martin Luther King Jr. that will hopefully encourage you as they did me. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe […]

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 […]