People of faith are called by that faith

to speak for all children.


November 11, 2010

ICM GENERAL MEETING

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Druid Hills United Methodist Church

1200 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta

 

You've heard about the state of Georgia's children, and you've asked yourself "What can I do?"  At this general meeting, ICM will launch "Growing the Movement" for children across Georgia.  Learn how you can become an active ICM Child Advocate/ICM Child Ambassador and make a positive difference in the lives of all children.

 

In addition, Denise Peacock of the United Methodist Children's Home will talk to us about children in foster care and how individuals and communities can become involved in the lives of children who are oftentimes forgotten.  Find out how you can be part of a support network that will help children in care become successful adults.

 

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday, November 16.  You can reach us at info@interfaithchildrensmovement.org or at 770-498-2141.

GREAT COFFEE, GREAT MUSIC & 

A GREAT CAUSE

   

Join us at Lena's Place!  Lena's Place is one of the finest coffee houses in Atlanta and has been serving up great music and great coffee for nearly two decades. 

 

Proceeds from the evening will go to the Interfaith Children's Movement.

 

When:  Saturday, November 13, 2010, 8:00 p.m.

Where:  Fellowship Hall at Central Congregational United Church of Christ, 2676 Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA30329

Contact Number:  404-633-4505

 

2020 GEORGIA ADDRESSES SPECIAL COUNCIL ON TAX REFORM AND FAIRNESS -- SO CAN YOU 

 

On November 3, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution ran the following editorial by representatives of partners of 2020 Georgia. "A balanced approach that brings in enough money to pay the bills and invest in the future is the real solution for the challenges Georgians face every day," wrote Ken Mitchell, senior state director of AARP and Kim Anderson, CEO of Families First.  Editorial

 

On October 21, 2020 Georgia presented a letter to the Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians at one of its fact-finding sessions. This Special Council was formed by our legislature to study the tax system and provide recommendations to the General Assembly in January 2011. 

 

Please visit the Tax Council's Web site and submit a comment with the following message: "I support the principles and letter 2020 Georgia provided to you and hope you consider taking a balanced approach that includes revenues."

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ICM is a member of 2020 Georgia--a broad alliance of more than 60 organizations dedicated to the promotion of a balanced approach to Georgia's fiscal crisis which meets the short and long-term needs of our state and her people.

 

SPIRITUAL WITNESS FOR CHILDREN

One of the most important things faith communities can do for children is to pray for them.

 

Every child is a child of God and deserves justice and compassion. Every child deserves our prayers. 

 

ICM encourages every faith community to become a spiritual witness for children. Hold a worship service in your church, synagogue, mosque or temple and invite others to join in praying for the well-being of all children.

ICM Mission and Goals

 

The Interfaith Children's Movement was formed in 2001 as an intentional association of individuals and communities of faith from all religious traditions. 

 

The Interfaith Children's Movement strives to be a voice for all Georgia children, but especially the poor and marginalized whose voices are often unheard.  

 

ICM works closely with Georgia's policy-oriented child advocacy organizations, such as: 

  • Voices for Georgia's Children, 

  • The Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic at Emory University, 

  • Georgia Appleseed, 

  • JUSTGeorgia, 

  • Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and 

  • A Future.Not a Past. (child prostitution prevention).  

These organizations set the agenda for our advocacy work for children.  

ICM's faith community members provide a megaphone to the legislature about what needs to be done for children.

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In honor of their sacrifices, may we soon know peace.

FAITH IN ACTION CALL-IN DAYS

 

NOVEMBER 16 - NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT

S. 714 (H.R. 5143)

 

NOVEMBER 17 - DOMESTIC MINOR SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIMS AND SUPPORT ACT

H.R. 5575 

 

Pick up the phone or send an e-mail in support of these two pieces of legislation.  Time is of the essence.

 

On November 16, call the following two key Senators to ask them to prioritize and support Senate passage of the House-passed National Criminal Justice Commission Act, S. 714 (H.R. 5143).  This legislation will create a bipartisan commission to review our current criminal justice system, identify effective criminal justice policies and make recommendations for reform.

-  U.S. Senator Harry Reid

   202-224-5556 and

-  U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell  

   202-224-3135

 

On November 17, call on or e-mail your House Representative in the U.S. Congress to support passage of H.R. 5575.  

 

This legislation increases shelter and treatment services for victims of child sexual exploitation and trafficking.   It also provides for an increase in law enforcement resources to arrest perpetrators of child sexual exploitation and trafficking.

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