Sherry Compton will lead Calvary’s MICAH team on the first Sunday of each month in the Montgomery Foyer. This will be a brief meeting to introduce new members and future MICAH members and to update our MICAH task force assignments. Accordingly, if anyone has questions about MICAH and would like to be involved in making our city better, please come. MICAH task forces focus on these initiatives: Education, Immigration & Intercultural Equity, Economic Equity
MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope) is a coalition of over 50 community and faith-based organizations joining together to give a more powerful voice for issues of justice in our city. Our current platform concentrates on three pillar issues, economic equity, education equity, and immigration & intercultural equity. We organize and speak to our community and its leaders, always seeking to “do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.” The purpose of MICAH is not to replace each congregation or community organization’s efforts, but instead to amplify the voice and the impact by working together interdependently.
MICAH follows the community organizing methodology of the Gamaliel Foundation. Gamaliel has worked successfully with communities across the country, including Nashville, where NOAH (Nashville Organized for Action and Hope) has become a force for change and an influencer of community policy on affordable housing, criminal justice, and economic equity.