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President & Executive Director’s Message

Dear ISAAC Family,

During this time when we are experiencing and witnessing anger, barriers, fear, uncertainty, isolation, oppression, disparity, segregation, trauma, hatred, exhaustion, bigotry, mourning, silencing, loss of hope and violence, “May we lift up our eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh our help. Our help cometh from the LORD.” – Psalm 121:1-2

May our anger be productive and never destructive.
May we have courage to speak when silence is oppressive.
May we listen deeply and be able to sit with our discomfort in reflection.
May we check the privilege, harm and bias in our own hearts, words and practices.
May we challenge others in love and allow ourselves to be challenged.
May we tell the truth and have those difficult conversations.
May we reach across aisles and beyond our own buildings to be in sincere relationship.
May we not judge, but first seek to understand.
May we remember we need one another!
May we ask others what they need of us and may we do it.
May we realize that the Beloved Community starts with us.
May we journey on together until all members of our community are held as Beloved.

– Elder King and Charlae

Our ISAAC Covenant

We enter into a covenant agreement.
We enter into a deep promise
We promise to love justice and pursue it.
As congregations and organizations, we commit ourselves to the pursuit of a just community. Even now, we are seeking to build a world where hope triumphs over fear, where God’s abundance meets the needs of all, where we live in sacred and beloved community instead of dehumanizing isolation, where the sun of equality has risen, in a land where love endures.
We journey toward a promised land. A journey hallowed by the blood, sweat, tears, prayers, and witnesses of our ancestors. We covenant ourselves to honor their toil, standing in evidence that it was not in vain.
In all these things, the pursuit of justice, the journey toward a promised land, a path hallowed and well-worn, we covenant ourselves to working together. We stand together, acknowledging that the journey will be rough, but refusing to let that stop us from forging onward.
Together, we raise our collective voice demanding liberty and justice for all! Together, we raise our banners and fit them together to form ISAAC. We are committed to working together in order to reap the promise of a land of righteousness and peace. In working together, we will be the world we desire to create.
We enter into a covenant agreement.
We enter into a deep promise.
We promise to love justice and pursue it.