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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    Join Our Team!

    Micah Challenge has always relied on interns and volunteers to help work for justice! Interning or volunteering at Micah Challenge isn't just paper pushing--you are an important part of the team, and get to do valuable work!  It is an invaluable skill building opportunity. Check below for openings!

    Communications Internship

    Grassroots Organizing Internship


    Communications Internship Description

    Start date: July 2017

    Duration: 6 Months with possible renewal

    Location: Portland, OR

    Hours: 20 Hours/week

    Status: Volunteer with $500/month living stipend

    Primary Duties

    1. Social media management

    • manage Micah Challenge Social Media Channels
    • generate content
    • interact with followers

    2. Content generation

    • research and write blogs about related issues (climate change, corruption, theology of justice, faith and politics, etc.)
    • help write advocacy resources to be used by churches and college students

    3. General communications

    • help craft email campaigns, write and edit mass email communication
    • help create ad content
    • 'help with the global renew our world campaign communications
    • edit writing and content created by others on the team

    If interested apply here by June 17! If you have questions contact Jason Fileta


    Grassroots Organizing Internship Description

    Start date: July 2017

    Duration: 6 Months with possible renewal

    Location: Portland, Or

    Hours: 20 Hours/week

    Status: Volunteer with $500/month living stipend

    Primary Duties

    1. Build relationships with communities using Live Justly

    • contact past Live Justly users to get feedback
    • help connect recent Live Justly users to our current advocacy campaigns
    • be available to help groups work through issues or challenges with the study

    2. Reach out to new churches and college campuses to participate in Micah Challenge campaigns

    • work through our database to find potential individuals and communities to champion our existing campaigns
    • identify places that would be eager and excited to work with us on addressing global justice, climate change, and corruption

    3. Help individuals and groups host events

    • help communities organize film screenings of "For the Love Of..."
    • help communities organizing meetings with their Member of Congress
    • help communities organize advocacy events in church or on campus

    If interested apply here by June 17! If you have questions contact Jason Fileta

     

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    Take action on climate

    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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    Take action on climate

    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!

    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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    Renew Our World Action -- Encourage Scott Pruitt

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    We have an opportunity to speak truth and hope to one of our leaders on the issue of climate change. We have heard from our partners around the world that rising temperatures have made growing food, finding water, and community flourishing much more challenging.  

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