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Micah Challenge USA mobilizes communities to end extreme poverty.
We work with communities to change attitudes, behavior, and policies that perpetuate injustice and deny God’s will for all creation to flourish.
We pray with our feet hands and heart “on earth as it is in heaven”…in heaven there will be no hunger, poverty, or injustice!
We are part of a global Micah movement in 50 countries working for a world free of injustice, poverty, and conflict.
Join the movement to mobilize your community in advocacy, prayer, and living justly!
WHAT IS MICAH CHALLENGE?
Micah Challenge is a global Christian campaign to end extreme poverty, which affects 800 million people around the world who are living on less than $1.90 a day.
Inspired by scripture, guided by the Holy Spirit, and covered in prayer we advocate for a more just world. Extreme poverty and hunger will not be overcome by securing more food, but through securing more justice.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We mobilize Christians to end extreme poverty through changing attitudes, behavior, and policies that perpetuate injustice and deny God’s will for all creation to flourish.
WHO WE ARE
Jason Fileta, Executive Director
Viv Benjamin, President
Anna Jane Joyner, Vice-President
William Matthews, Vice-President
Tara Kamp, Treasurer
Rusty Pritchard, Secretary
HOW CAN MY CHURCH GET INVOLVED?
- Take the Church Justice Evaluation.
- Host a Watch Party of For the Love Of.
- Use Live Justly as a small group study.
- Contact us to get more information on how you and your community can mobilize to end extreme poverty.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Prophets, Priests and Poets Pledge
We commit ourselves to
Pray daily the Lord’s prayer “your kingdom come, your will be done,” and pray against the the powers and principalities of racism, sexism, oppression, abuse and apathy.
Change our own attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate injustice and deny God’s plan for all creation to flourish
Challenge our elected officials to take bold action on:
We are prophets of hope declaring a future when Jesus reigns over all creation and when racism, sexism, poverty and injustice are vanquished.
We are priests preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus; good news to the poor, freedom for the captives, and restoration for all that is broken.
We are poets imagining, mourning, celebrating, lamenting and laughing as we tell the story of the Kingdom of God crashing into our world.
#Renew Our World
#FOR THE LOVE OF….
In November of 2015, we took Christian artists William Matthews, John Mark & Sarah McMillan, and Stephen Roach lead singer of Songs of Water to Paris to the United Nations Climate Change Convention (COP21).
We filmed their journey as they met with impacted individuals, leaders of the climate movement, and religious leaders from around the world. On this trip they were transformed by the climate change realities being faced by our brothers and sisters all over the globe.
This film will send you on a similar journey, and give you hope & inspiration to move forward in bringing about a more just world! We hope you can join us and thousands of others as we watch this film and take action!
WE CALLED THIS JOURNEY “FOR THE LOVE OF…”
For the love of…
For the love of all of God’s creation.
End Extreme Poverty
WHAT IS ‘WHAT IF 2030’?
Nations and organizations from across the globe are seeking to completely eradicate poverty by year 2030 with the agreement and support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
‘What If 2030’ seeks to mobilize people like you to ensure we are doing everything we can to make sure these goals are met!
The way we work to see these goals come to fruition here in the U.S. is through what’s called Poverty-Focused Development Assistance (PFDA). PFDA funds the programs outlined in the goals – like education, vaccination, clean water, and equality initiatives around the world. Every year in budget negotiations, PFDA is at-risk of being cut. At less than 1% of the total budget, it doesn’t make a huge dent in paring down the budget, but it can lead to unnecessary loss of life and livelihood for many around the world. We must use our voices to protect this vital funding.