People of faith are called by that faith
to speak for all children.
April 14, 2009
ICM GENERAL MEETING FOCUSES ON "NURTURING OUR CHILDREN"
The next ICM general meeting will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at the Druid Hills United Methodist Church at 1200 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will focus on the topic of "Nurturing Our Children."
An exciting panel of guest speakers has been arranged for this general meeting:
- Judge Tom C. Rawlings, appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue as Georgia's Child Advocate, will speak on "Children in Foster Care."
- Dr. Lara Robinson, Healthy Parenting Fellow of the Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, will present from the topic "Children with Disabilities."
- DePriest Waddy, CEO of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, will give the presentation on the "Prevention of Child Abuse."
In addition, ICM will be unveiling a new brochure that provides helpful information for parents, other caretakers of children and faith communities on nurturing children with disabilities, children with mental illness and abused and neglected children. There is also a section dedicated to nurturing our parents--who can be overwhelmed by their many responsibilities.
The April 21 meeting is designed to help all of us become better equipped to nurture our children. Please take advantage of this face-to-face time with persons who are dedicated to their well-being.
Please call 770-498-2141 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to RSVP for this rewarding event. We look forward to your presence.
Spiritual Witness for Children
One of the most important things faith communities can do for children is to pray for them.
Every child is a child of God and deserves justice and compassion. Every child deserves our prayers.
ICM encourages every faith community to become a spiritual witness for children. Hold a worship service in your church, synagogue, mosque or temple and invite others to join in praying for the well-being of all children.
JOIN ICM and the effort to improve the well-being of Georgia's children. Make a tax-deductible contribution today.
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Georgia Appleseed's Good Apple Award Dinner
April 16, 2009
For more information go to Georgia Appleseed's Web site at www.gaappleseed.org.
Mark Your Calendar Worthwhile Events by ICM,
ICM Partners & Others
Saturday, April 18
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Citizenship Day Naturalization Drive and Information Session sponsored by the Atlanta Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), in partnership with Catholic Charities, Inc., Refugee Resettlement & Immigration Services of Atlanta, Latin American Association, North Fulton Bar Association and Child Development Association. Questions? E-mail Chair Elizabeth L.A. Garvish at email@example.com.
This is a free event.
Saturday, July 25
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 26
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
16th Annual Asian Cultural Experience (ACE) at the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097.
For more information go to: www.asianculturalexperienceinga.com
ICM Mission and Goals
The Interfaith Children's Movement was formed in 2001 as an intentional association of individuals and communities of faith from all religious traditions.
The Interfaith Children's Movement strives to be a voice for all Georgia children, but especially the poor and marginalized whose voices are often unheard.
ICM works closely with Georgia's policy-oriented child advocacy organizatons, such as:
Voices for Georgia's Children,
The Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic at Emory University,
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and
A Future.Not a Past. (child prostitution prevention).
These organizations set the agenda for our advocacy work for children.
ICM's faith community members provide a megaphone to the legislature about what needs to be done for children.
Doing what we are called to do.
Doing what we are able to do.
Doing what must be done!