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Future Leaders for Peace Invitation: Youth Violence Prevention Task Force News

The Future Leaders For Peace (FLFP) are asking youth from member congregations and organizations to join us in our own Listening Engagement for 2017. We will connect with youth in our community to understand the most important issues for our next two years’ work.  FLFP will visit at least two congregations to ask their peers […]

Executive Director’s Message: New Family Members!

We would like to welcome Church Women United (CWU) to the ISAAC Family! CWU is a nationally known organization with a local chapter in Kalamazoo Michigan dedicated to Economic Justice, Justice, Environmental Care and Health. Under the leadership of Dora Mann, President; Terri Benton-Ollie and Adele Paxson, Membership Co-Chairs; Janet Nichols, Secretary; and Catharine Sturdivant, […]

Racial Healing Retreat – July 13, 2017

You’re invited to our Racial Healing Retreat for Clergy, Leadership Board members, Task Force members, Congregations & Organizations’ future or potential representatives to ISAAC, and everyone who feels part of ISAAC! It’s on Thursday, July 13, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, at one of our ISAAC member congregations.  It will be led by experienced facilitators from the Center for Courage […]

Early Childhood & Education News – July 12 & 17, 2017

Learn About Overcoming Childhood Trauma and Building Resilience – July 12 We are excited to invite you to a screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary: RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND THE SCIENCE OF HOPE, on Wednesday, July 12 from 9am to noon at the KRESA Auditorium, 1819 Milham Road in Portage. Please RSVP […]

Health Equity Workshop – July 29, 2017

You are invited to this Health Equity Workshop whether you’re a health professional or a community member. This one-day training is designed to help develop the common language necessary to explore how discrimination and social identities impact health outcomes. It will address how racism, sexism, ableism, and other oppressions lead to negative health outcomes, and […]

“Listening Engagement” on August 12 & 13, 2017

This is fun but very important—listening to community residents’ thoughts about the strengths of their neighborhoods and what changes they’d like to see.  You don’t need to know anything about ISAAC to help.  You get a partner, a clipboard with the questions to ask, a map of the part of the neighborhood that’s yours to […]