Who are we?
MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope) is a newly organized group working toward better outcomes for youth, economic equity, and criminal justice reform in Memphis. MICAH is interfaith. It hopes to address these issues with a unified voice and strategy, rather than each church, synagogue, mosque, or community organization having a committee that works on these issues independently and without communication or coordination. The purpose of MICAH is not to replace each congregation or community organization's efforts, but instead, to amplify the voice and the impact by working together.
MICAH follows the community organizing methodology of the Gamaliel Foundation. Gamaliel has worked successfully with communities across the country, including Nashville, where NOAH (Nashville Organized for Action and Hope) has become a force for change and an influencer of community policy on affordable housing, criminal justice, and economic equity. We encourage you to check out NOAH as an example of this methodology in action. MICAH will likely follow a similar strategy, but with a focus on Memphis’ specific needs, as determined by the our membership.