BRIDGE Event at Lino Lakes Prison

“There is so much violence in your silence.”

– Spoken word poetry at Second Annual BRIDGE Event

A delegation of ISAIAH staff and leaders attended the Second Annual BRIDGE event at Lino Lakes prison on January 13.  A couple years ago, a young man named Kevin Reese, who is incarcerated at the Lino Lakes state correctional facility, heard Voices for Racial Justice community organizer Vina Kay on a radio show. Kevin wrote to Vina, she responded, and soon after he started organizing fellow prisoners as part of the BRIDGE partnership.

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The People’s Congress


On Saturday, December 12, over 500 ISAIAH clergy and leaders spent the day at The People’s Congress at the Minneapolis Convention Center with 1,000 leaders from 15 other people’s organizations to help shape an emerging people’s movement.

Together, we created a space where we could share our pain and resolve and where we could break free from the limits of a movement compartmentalized by issues and unite around a power compass that allows us to see all of the work we do as part of a larger effort to transform our state. We not only imagined a new world, we created a space where we acted on our imaginations as well.

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ISAIAH Launches Campaign in Support of Minneapolis Paid Sick Time Ordinance

October 19, 2015

ISAIAH, a faith-based organization representing thousands of people of faith, is committed to creating a more racial and economically just city and state. We are called by God to insist that every person and their labor should be valued. The City of Minneapolis has an opportunity to enact a common sense policy to invest in low-wage workers and their families, ensuring that every worker has access to 5-9 days of paid sick time. Hard working families in Minneapolis should not have to make the impossible choice of choosing between taking care of those they love or providing for their families. This is why ISAIAH will work to mobilize people of faith across Minneapolis in support of a Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance.

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Minneapolis Public School’s Decision to Expand Moratorium Is Major Step Towards Racial Equity


St. Paul, MN – On Friday, October 2, Minneapolis Public Schools released a statement that the district would “suspend suspensions” for all non-violent behavior. In response, ISAIAH President Rev. Paul Slack released the following statement:

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ISAIAH Pilgrimage to Philadelphia to See Pope Francis


ISAIAH led a 60-person pilgrimage to “Faith Matters in America,” a summit organized by PICO National Network to examine the ways that faith and inspiration can “reawaken” America’s moral conscience to see, honor and value all of God’s creation, especially families suffering from the sins of racism, economic exclusion and exploitation.

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