Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) is a multi-racial, interfaith organization committed to addressing justice issues that have an impact on the community and on the members of MICAH congregations. MICAH’s goal is to empower people to act together in pursuit of justice, and to organize so that people of many traditions can come together to speak with one voice for justice. MICAH deals with many issues.
April 17, 2006 MICAH meeting on police accountability.
Rev. Dennis Jacobsen, Rev. Louis Sibley, Rev. Joseph Jackson, and Rev. Jennifer Thomas address the crowd.
Individual congregations become active and visible participants regarding matters of safety and on matters that affect the quality of life in their neighborhoods.MICAH congregations have come together to close down drug houses and local establishments where crime once flourished. They have established “safe zones” and Holy Ground around congregations, created opportunities for neighborhoods to work together, and have strengthened relations with public officials and city services to effectively deal with issues to improve our communities.
MICAH’s issue committees take on matters that are of interest to the entire city. Through its affiliation with WISDOM (including congregation-based organizations in Racine, Kenosha, Beloit, Green Bay, Waukesha and Appleton), MICAH is effectively dealing with regional and statewide issues. MICAH’s motto is taken from the Biblical prophet Micah, “To Do What Is Just.” MICAH’s tools for ensuring justice are education, training and action.