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!

He has shown you, O Mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8
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    Will you partner with us in 2018?

    As we reflect on 2017 we have so much to be thankful for! God has used Micah Challenge in ways we know are beyond our abilities! This past year we engaged over 50,000 people in our work for justice and peace -- we mobilized thousands of prophetic, bold and urgent messages to our President and members of Congress, helped over 300 communities study biblical justice in 9 different countries, and mobilized thousands of people in prayer for justice. Next year we have big plans to expand our work!

    Here's what we are up to for 2018, and we'd love your support to do it!

    Live Justly Discipleship School // In 2018 we will be launching the Live Justly Discipleship School, an 8 week time of study, training, worship, and prayer to help equip pastors and leaders to teach and train their communities to seek justice! We will be creating a film series based on this curriculum and time together that we think will reach over 1,000,000 people in the subsequent year! 

    Mobilization Training // Right now there are literally thousands of young people going through the Live Justly study all over the world. In March we'll be helping to train and equip a group of them in Haiti. We'll continue training and equipping young leaders to lead justice movements in their nations!

    Climate Justice // In 2017 we led a trip of leaders to Washington DC to advocate for Congress to address climate change, and keep promises our nation has made to impoverished nations suffering the impacts of climate change.  We launched the Renew Our World Campaign, and 

    Worship and Soul Care // We recognized the deep spiritual darkness of our times -- where the Church was largely celebrating or staying silent in the face of injustice being mandated from the highest places of power in our nation. We organized a gathering of worship, prayer, and action called "Prophets, Priests and Poets: Seeking justice in the Trump Era". What emerged was a radical time of prayer, revelation, and care for each others' souls. In early 2018 we'll be launching a set of resources to help communities across the nation gather, lament, pray, inspire action, and simply care for each others' souls in a time where there are a lot of weary Jesus people. 

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    Prophets, Priests and Poets Pledge

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    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:

    Climate Change

    Reduce emissions that cause climate change, and provide support to impoverished communities suffering from the impacts of climate change

    Racial Justice

    Empower and protect communities of color, end mass incarceration and heavily invest in education of all children no matter their zip code. 

    Refugees and Immigrants

    Protect and welcome refugees and immigrants, and all those who are fleeing oppression, conflict and persecution. 

    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.

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    If you're like me, and deeply care about just, ethical practices of production, you might, like me, wish to boycott purchasing all together because of what we know about the industry of clothing, food, home goods, etc. But let's face it: we still need to dress ourselves and eat breakfast before we leave the house.

    The good news, is that we can actually do good while purchasing essential - and nonessential - products. Here is a list of our vetted, and many personally tried-and-true, companies that we love. These companies do everything from taking plastic bottles to make your new favorite fleece or plush blanket, to empowering women through work and education. We hope this list helps to get you started, or meaningfully adds to your existing list. 

    As a side note: thrift and second-hand shopping is a GREAT way to go, and I actually always suggest this before purchasing brand new items. There is already an overabundance of clothing items out there that, if not picked up, will spend their second life in a landfill, often times in countries in the Global South.

    Did you know that the world now consumes about 80 billion new pieces of clothing every year, and the average American now generates 82 pounds of textile waste each year? That's about 11 million tons of textile waste from the U.S. alone. The lifespan of new clothing - from production, to transportation, laundry, and the end of life in a landfill - produces a significant amount of hazardous chemicals and greenhouse gases. For more information on this, check out this article by Greenpeace.

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    We are heading to Germany during the COP23 Climate Summit to pray and speak out alongside our most vulnerable neighbors. The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference is coming up in November. The COP23 climate talks will be taking place in Bonn, Germany.

    Thousands of government delegates and leaders from countries all over the world will gather to discuss and make decisions regarding practical efforts to combat climate change and provide assistance to developing countries most affected by it. We will be there to pray, to give testimony, and to deliver your signatures to delegates from all over the world! 

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    WOW. Tuesday night August 15 we packed out an upper room in industrial North Portland for an incredible night of worship and prayer. It was truly an incredible night that filled me with hope. I was honored to see my brothers and sisters share their pain, their hope, their gifts, and their passion for a new era in the Church--one where we will stand unified for justice. Check out the video from the livestream if you missed it!

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