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A Message about Voting from our Local NAACP!

The Kalamazoo Branch NAACP needs your help in getting this message out! Please watch this video, then share it!  The truth is anyone in Michigan with a felony on their record can vote as long as they are not serving a sentence. Yes, they can vote if they are on parole or probation!  Click on […]

Join Our Virtual Journey to DC for Racial Justice!

ISAAC invites you to join a Virtual Journey to DC for Racial Justice!  This “event” lasts August 15th– September 20th , it includes walking, running, rolling or however you choose to move, it’s on your own or with your own household, and it takes place wherever you choose! To REGISTER, and see all the details, […]

Video of our 2019 Annual Report

Such a powerful year we had in 2019!  And so much appreciation for the way we gave the 2019 Annual Report virtually!   Annual Meeting Opening: Reading of our ISAAC Covenant Dr. Pat Stromsta: We enter into a covenant agreement. We enter into a deep promise We promise to love justice and pursue it. As congregations […]

Save the Date! ISAAC 2020 (Virtual) Public Meeting – October 22nd

Can you help spread the word and invite others you know? SAVE the DATE! ISAAC 2020 Public Meeting Building the Beloved Community Thursday evening, OCTOBER 22, 2020 Virtual! Engaging presentations on new policy changes needed, in line with our faith values – Anti-Racism, Affordable Housing, Gun Violence Prevention – and commitments of support from our […]

Housing Equity Ordinance – Public Hearing & Vote September 8th

The City Commission’s Public Hearing and vote on the Housing Equity Ordinance are finally happening–on Tuesday evening September 8th, the day after Labor Day!  We are very hopeful that the Housing Equity ordinance will pass, if the ISAAC Family turns out as usual to support what’s good and right. Here is the excellent schedule of […]

“Housing for All” Millage on the Ballot November 3rd

On average, 1342 school-aged children experienced homelessness in Kalamazoo County each school year from 2014–2017. Such good news!  The County Commission voted overwhelmingly August 5, to put the “Housing for All” millage on the countywide ballot on November 3!    See the Millage Plan here, thoughtfully crafted by our Kalamazoo County Public Housing Commission and an […]

ISAAC News – Moving Forward in Love and Action

Message from our ISAAC President Moving Forward in Love… I, like most black and brown people, are going through a flood of emotions right now. I don’t really know how to act or what to do, even though I have been engaged in this work of social justice for quite some time. This just feels […]

Message from our ISAAC Executive Director

Dear ISAAC Family, we pray this email finds you and yours well in the midst of all that is going on locally and nationwide. To all our Black, African American, African, Caribbean, Afro-Latino Brothers, Sisters and Family Members, we see you, we value you, we value your life, we love you and we thank God […]

A Time for Encouragement – ISAAC Clergy and Community Leaders

Through this Pandemic, May We Be Encouraged. Click to hear ISAAC Clergy and Community Leaders share what passages encourage them during difficult times. Juliana Hafner Joan Hawxhurst Dr. Regena Nelson Miriam Epskamp Apostle Valarie Cunningham Deacon Karen McDonald Maryam Khan Dr. Carolyn Heineman Sofia Ovalle-Lopez

Welcome Galilee Baptist Church!!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest ISAAC Family Member, Galilee Baptist Church! Galilee is a faith in action congregation with involvement in justice work, voting, racial & economic empowerment and service in the community. As a founding Congregation of ISAAC in the early 2000s, under the leadership of Bishop J. […]

Farewell to Rev. Steve Charnley

With a sad, but also loving and glad heart we say farewell to Rev. Steve Charnley! Kalamazoo has been blessed by Reverend Charnley, Pastor of First United Methodist Church. We thank God for his leadership, justice work, prayers & for being a blessing to ISAAC. We send God’s blessings and love to you into retirement, […]