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Rev. Nathan Dannison Chosen for Foundation for Excellence Board

Congratulations to Rev. Nathan Dannison!  We are very pleased and proud to have you chosen for the Foundation for Excellence board. Rev. Dannison is the Senior Minister at First Congregational Church, which is a founding member of ISAAC, and he was previously an ISAAC community organizer who worked with Rachael Tanner and Jomil Wells on creating ISAAC’s original Beloved Community initiative. See […]

“Resilience” Showings – Feb. 15 & 21

[su_vimeo url=”″] You’ve heard about it.  Now come see it. RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators, policy makers, and communities who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to […]

Thankful for our friends!

John 15:12-14 – This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. (NKJV) In a world where the word “friend” is thrown around so loosely, […]

Build the Beloved Community With Us. It’s not too late to give!

This past year has brought fear and concern of the unknown, as well as divisiveness as a nation. We at ISAAC proclaim we will not shrink in fear nor shut our eyes to injustice; but we will continue to stand firmly and to work tirelessly together to ensure social justice for all in our community. […]

MLK Community Celebration – Sun, Jan 14

You are invited to: What is your position in times of challenge and controversy? Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration …given by the Northside Ministerial Alliance with Guest Preacher Pastor Jonathan Tremaine Thomas from Destiny Church, St. Louis, MO. Sunday, January 14, 4:00 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church 120 Roberson St. at North Burdick, Kalamazoo […]

Day of Racial Healing – Tue, Jan. 16

You are invited to participate in the National Day of Racial Healing, a part of the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation initiative led by the Kellogg Foundation with community partners that include ISAAC. Download “1.16.18  – What is the National Day of Racial Healing?” for all the Kalamazoo events. Please note that you need to […]

Gulnar Husain in God’s Grace

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ. (To the Lord we belong and to the Lord we will return) It is with utmost sadness that I must share that my dear mother passed away early this morning (New Years Day) after a very long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  She was at peace at home with […]