People of faith are called by that faith
to speak for all children.
October 25, 2010
2010 ICM "CALL TO ACTION"
"A CONVERSATION ABOUT OUR CHILDREN"
Thursday, October 28, 2010
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
1589 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta
Help us celebrate 10 years of answering the call for Georgia's children. On this night, we will pray for children; we will create a meaningful dialogue about children; and we will act on behalf of children.
This annual event both inspires support and raises funds
for our grassroots movement for children. Together, we can ensure the well-being of all of Georgia's children.
"A Conversation about Our Children" will be moderated by former CNN anchor Lyn Vaughn. Invited discussion participants include Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Mrs. Carol Porter and Mr. Dan Barber. This is an opportunity to deepen the discussion about how we as the collective community should respond to the growing needs of our children.
ICM is a nonpartisan, nonprofit.
ICM Advocacy Award Honorees
- First Lady Mary Perdue
- Rev. and Mrs. Joseph E. Lowery
- State Senator Renee Unterman
- Judge Nina Hickson
- St. Benedict's Episcopal Church (Smyrna, GA)
- Green Acres Baptist Church (Smyrna, GA)
- New Haven United Methodist Church (Dalton, GA)
- Prestige Ministry, Founder Pastor Taffi Dollar, World Changers Church International
- The Douglas Center/Angela's House at Youth Villages
To register and purchase Prayer Dinner tickets, please go to Call to Action Prayer Dinner.
Please call 770-498-2141 or write to email@example.com with any questions.
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,
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.
ICM ON WAOK 1380AM
7:30 A.M., TUESDAY, OCT. 26
Tune in and listen to ICM on the radio. Pamela Perkins, ICM Coordinator, will be interviewed by Dr. Lorraine Jacques-White on WAOK 1380AM.
EDUCATION: DISMANTLING THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE SYMPOSIUM SERIES
"100 STORIES IN 100 DAYS"
NEXT STOP: VALDOSTA
These forums are sponsored by ACET, ACLU of Georgia, Georgia State Conference NAACP, Gwinnett STOPP, and Interfaith Children's Movement
Through a series of five regional forums, a strategic plan for statewide action for the dismantling of the "School To Prison Pipeline" (STPP) will be developed. Information obtained through this symposium from key stakeholders; students, parents, education community, legal community, elected representatives, civic community, and faith community groups will form the foundation of a plan that will improve the educati onal environment for Georgia's students.
The next Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline forum is being held Saturday, October 30, at Serenity Church, 1619 North Lee Street in Valdosta, GA, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
October 9th Metro Atlanta (Congressional Districts - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13)
October 16th Savannah (Congressional Districts - 1, 12)
October 23rd Macon (Congressional Districts - 2, 8, 12)
October 30th Valdosta (Congressional Districts - 1, 2, 8)
November 6th Dalton (Congressional Districts - 9, 10, 11)
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