Interfaith Children’s Movement (ICM) is a grassroots, child advocacy movement dedicated to improving the well-being of all children in Georgia.
ICM is founded on the conviction that people of all faiths can, and must, work together — across boundaries of religious institutions and spiritual practices — to improve the lives and well-being of all children. ICM calls upon the thousands of faith communities to put their faith in action and bring their compassion and commitment to the fight against social inequities that threaten our children’s ability to realize their potential.
ICM has created a comprehensive, action-oriented, results approach to advocacy. Through its Faith in Action program, ICM focuses on eight work areas that affect the well-being of all children: Poverty, Education, Health Care, Juvenile Justice, Child Care/Child Protection, Parental Nurture, Child Advocacy (Public Policy) and Immigration. Out of these work areas, ICM advocates on behalf of Georgia’s children at the services level and at the policy level by engaging faith communities in servicing the needs of children and calling for justice.
Formed in 2001 as an intentional association of individuals and communities of faith from all religious traditions, ICM strives to be a voice for all of Georgia’s children, but especially the poor and marginalized whose voices are often unheard.
Our goal is to end the injustices to children that we would not endure ourselves. Our faith communities are a natural resource. We use our structure raise public awareness. We use our ministries to serve children and we use our collective voice to inspire the legislature to make changes that are good for children.
ICM works closely with Georgia’s policy-oriented child advocacy organizations – Voices for Georgia’s Children – The Barton Clinic at Emory University – Georgia Appleseed – JUSTGeorgia Coalition (working to enact a new Juvenile Code) – Prevent Child Abuse Georgia – A Future Not a Past (child prostitution prevention).