People of faith are called by that faith
to speak for all children.
March 12, 2009
SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN
Help Sexually Exploited Children by Signing the Online Petition for SB 91
A Future.Not a Past. launched an online petition urging Georgia lawmakers to support the adult entertainment surcharge to provide for children who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation (SB 91).
The goal is to have 100,000 online signatures. Currently, only 5,414 persons have signed up. That's a far cry from the 100,000 needed. We must get on board with supporting our children. Please take two minutes to shine a light of hope for the children who live in the shadows.
Visit http://weurgeyou.com/ to sign the petition.
Please limit circulation to people who live within the state of Georgia of voting age. One signature per person.
What's going on under the Gold Dome?
Daily Legislative Updates
The following links take you to Web sites that provide daily updates on the legislative activity at the Capitol. Check out these sites to find out how your legislators are addressing your needs and the needs of Georgia's children.GPB LawmakersVoices for Georgia's Children
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 organizatons, 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.
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Mark Your Calendar Worthwhile Events by ICM,
ICM Partners & Others
Wednesday, March 11
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. By the People/Women in the Halls Lobby Day at the Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Room 306.
Thursday, March 12
Catholic Day at the Capitol at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Georgia State Capitol. For more information visit ArchAtl or contact Veronica Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-978-2766.
Saturday, March 14 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Children's Defense Fund Atlanta Katrina Citizens Leadership Corp invites you to attend a "FREE" Human Rights Advocacy Training; facilitated by Monique Harden, Esq. Advocates for Environmental Human Rights and Tracie L. Washington, Esq. Louisiana Justice Institute. Event will be held at the Alice Towers Community Center, 5470 Hillandale Drive, Lithonia, GA 30058. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP via email at email@example.com by Friday, March 6 @ 5:00 p.m. Please note only three persons per agency with the exception of DFACS and GA Disaster Preparedness Agencies.
Tuesday, March 17
9:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
ICM to present at 5th Annual United Methodist Day of Love and Justice at the Capitol "STOP the Cycle of Poverty Now!"
Participants will gather at the Capitol at 9:45 a.m., then proceed to Trinity United Methodist Church for workshops and complete the day by speaking directly with their legislators about social issues adversely affecting children.
Please go to the Full ICM Calendar to view the full schedule.
Friday, March 20
ICM featured on S.E.G.W.A.Y.
Watch an interview with Rev. Byron E. Thomas, ICM Chair, on S.E.G.W.A.Y. "A Bridge into Community Engagement" on March 20, 2009, at 12:00 p.m. on Comcast Channel 24.
Tuesday, March 31
Deadline for submissions to "THE PRAYERS PROJECT."
For more information, please contact Pamela Ayo Yetunde firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, April 7
6:30 p.m. ICM Advocacy Committee meeting at Frazier, Soloway & Poorack, P.C., 1800 Century Place, Suite 100, Atlanta.
Tuesday, April 216:30 p.m. ICM General Membership Meeting at Druid Hills United Methodist Church, 1200 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta.
The following topics will be presented:
"Children in Foster Care"
(invited to present, Tom Rawlings, Georgia Child Advocate)
"Children with Disabilities"
(presenters Jo Ellen Hancock and Sharon Jones, Parent Mentors, Cherokee County School District); and
"Prevention of Child Abuse"
(presenter DePriest Waddy, CEO, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia)
Doing what we are called to do.
Doing what we are able to do.
Doing what must be done!