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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    Shine a Light on Corruption

    Friends, Now is the time to Shine a Light on Corruption!

    For nearly two years, Micah Challenge worked to ensure that some really good rules to fight corruption would become law. The vehicle for this was a set of rules attached to Section 1504 of the Dodd Frank Act. The rules require companies in extractive industries (oil, gas, minerals, mining) to disclose payments made to foreign governments.

    The rules would create the transparency needed to expose corruption in some of the most resources rich yet poorest nations in the world. Now is the time to shine a light on corruption related to natural resource extraction, and allow the immense revenue from natural resources to be spent fighting extreme poverty, rather than be pocketed!

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    I choose to have hope for this beautiful world God has created

    I commit to faithfully journey in prayer and action for the love of:

    ...our brothers and sisters suffering from the impacts of climate change

    ...our children who will inherit this world

    ...God and his beautiful creation

     

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    Shine a Light on Corruption

    Friends, Now is the time to Shine a Light on Corruption!

    For nearly two years, Micah Challenge worked to ensure that some really good rules to fight corruption would become law. The vehicle for this was a set of rules attached to Section 1504 of the Dodd Frank Act. The rules require companies in extractive industries (oil, gas, minerals, mining) to disclose payments made to foreign governments.

    The rules would create the transparency needed to expose corruption in some of the most resources rich yet poorest nations in the world. Now is the time to shine a light on corruption related to natural resource extraction, and allow the immense revenue from natural resources to be spent fighting extreme poverty, rather than be pocketed!

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    Only A Few Hours Left!

    As I reflect on the successes, failures, celebrations, and laments from the past year I keep coming back to three things I believe to be true:

    • There will always be people in power who do not see or choose not to see the needs of the most vulnerable in our world, who choose the path of oppression knowingly or unknowingly, and who perpetuate injustice in our world. 
    • God's people will always be those who stand against injustice; who pray with their feet, hands, and hearts "on earth as it is in heaven"...
    • Our hope is not in our leaders, our ability to impact the world or in anything other than Jesus. We rest in his power, his peace, and his love to transform this world. 
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    Cause for Celebration

    I’m not known for my ability to party. Let’s be honest I am generally unenthusiastic, sort of like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh--I’m not a pessimist, but I am a realist and the world is a messed up place. I tend to carry the burdens of injustice with me like a twenty pound chain--hard to ignore the weight even at the happiest of times. 

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