WHAT IS MICAH CHALLENGE?
Micah Challenge is a global Christian campaign to end extreme poverty, which affects 800 million people around the world who are living on less than $1.90 a day.
Inspired by scripture, guided by the Holy Spirit, and covered in prayer we advocate for a more just world. Extreme poverty and hunger will not be overcome by securing more food, but through securing more justice.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We mobilize Christians to end extreme poverty through changing attitudes, behavior, and policies that perpetuate injustice and deny God’s will for all creation to flourish.
HOW CAN MY CHURCH GET INVOLVED?
- Take the Church Justice Evaluation.
- Host a Watch Party of For the Love Of.
- Use Live Justly as a small group study.
- Contact us to get more information on how you and your community can mobilize to end extreme poverty.
WHO WE ARE
JASON FILETA, DIRECTOR
Jason grew up in Wheaton, Illinois, the son of Egyptian immigrants. The plight of the persecuted church in Egypt compelled him to commit his life to fighting for a more just world. After graduation from Calvin College with a B.A. in Sociology and International Development, he was chosen as a delegate to the G8 Summit in Scotland. The delegates advocated to leaders for debt cancellation for impoverished nations, fair trade policies, and increased aid. This helped launch his career in advocacy focused on ending extreme poverty. He is the director of Micah Challenge USA, a church-based movement committed to ending extreme poverty through advocacy, prayer, and living justly.In 2014 Jason edited and contributed to a book titled Live Justly, and subsequently launched a small publishing company Lion and Lamb Publishing LLC that donates 90% of profits to organizations advocating for justice.
When Jason isn’t scheming for justice his other passions include bicycles, sandwiches, and Louis L’amour novels. You can follow him on twitter @fileta.
ANDREW SCHWARTZ, CAMPAIGNS DIRECTOR
Andrew has been working at the confluence of faith, justice, and climate for the past seven years. He received his Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in 2013 with an emphasis on Interfaith Dialogue and Environmental Ethics. While at Union, he worked as a Youth Representative to the United Nations, which inspired him to get involved with climate and environmental justice. After graduating from seminary, Andrew helped establish the Center for Earth Ethics before moving on to work at the Climate Reality Project.
When Andrew isn't working, he can usually be found on his porch with a book in hand. You can follow him on twitter @schwartz.ajs