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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    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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    Prophets, Priests and Poets

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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!

    Join the movement--sign the pledge... 

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    Take action on climate

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    Friends, we need your voice! Last week President Trump announced that he will withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accord. We are disappointed that our President won't lead on climate action, but have not lost hope! Now is the time to say to:

    To the struggling farmer who has lost crops to drought--we believe you and we will take action on climate. 

    To the refugee who lost their home and land to disaster -- we believe you and we will take action on climate.

    To the family whose water has been contaminated by flooding -- we believe you and we will take action on climate.

    Here's what you can do

    Spread the word

    Last year we released a film about our time at the Paris Climate summit with worship leaders John Mark McMillan, William Matthews, Sarah McMillan and Stephen Roach. We met with politicians, religious leaders and scientists to try and understand just what is at stake with climate change. Watch and share the film if your community is NEW to climate justice. 

    Download the watch party toolkit to show the film in your community!

    Call Congress

    Even though the President is out of the Paris Agreement, it doesn't mean our nation has to be! We have an opportunity to build political will with members of Congress to take action on climate, and even re-join the Paris Agreement as a formal binding treaty. Make simple call today to your member of Congress to invite them to take action on climate. 

    It's very simple--call your member of Congress by putting your Zip code into the form below. Whether you get the answering machine or a person answering the phone leave a simple yet clear message -- Talking points are in the form below. 

    If your member is already a part of the caucus (Check here) then just take time to thank them and let them know how important the issue is to you.

    Our friends Jonathan Martin, Science Mike, William Matthews, Michael Gungor and Katelyn Beaty even volunteered to show how easy it is to make the call!

    Wanna Go a Step Further? Meet with your member of Congress in August!

     

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    We're in DC!

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    Micah Challenge is in DC this week!

    We are so excited about this, and here’s why – in 2009, Micah Challenge released the Declaration of Creation Stewardship and Climate Change. We came to this issue not as environmentalists, but as followers of Jesus committed to ending extreme poverty. 

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