March 15, 2016
ICM General Meeting - Tues., March 15, 6:30 p.m.
Join us at ICM' general meeting, Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m., for "The Final Countdown" of the legislative session and to kick off April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Location:  Druid Hills United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1200 Ponce de Leon Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306.

As you know, there are 40 legislative days on the calendar, and Tuesday, March 15, will end the 37th day.  That will leave us three days of this session to advocate on behalf of Georgia's children.

Come out and learn where there is traction in education, human trafficking, juvenile justice, child welfare, etc., and what more we need to do.

We need you to make passing the constitutional amendment SR 7 - Safe Harbor Fund for Sexually Exploited Children a priority in your advocacy for Georgia's children.  Join us at the general meeting and learn more about your critical role in this groundbreaking effort to provide services to child victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!  Come to the general meeting Tuesday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m., and learn how you can help raise awareness throughout the interfaith community and across the state of the needs of children who have been abused and/or neglected.  Learn how our faith communities can be a great part of the solution in preventing child abuse and healing broken families.

Please RSVP here for the general meeting and let us know that you are coming.  As always, all are welcome and light refreshments are served!


Please make plans to attend a screening of the Signature Hour of "The Raising of America," April 12, 7 p.m., at Georgia State University's, Cinefest, 66 Courtland Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
The Raising of America is a powerful five-part documentary series that explores the importance of early childhood education and the future of America.

This event is part of the #GaEarlyEd100 Challenge, a local campaign, made possible through the Georgia Early Education Alliance for School Ready Students (GEEARS) and the Blank Foundation, aimed at starting a conversation about what it means to make Georgia a better place for children and families.
ICM 40-Day Legislative Prayer Calendar
GA State Capitol
2016 Legislative Session
January 11, Beginning of Session
February 29, Crossover Day
March 24, End of Session

Each year, ICM hosts a 40-day prayer/meditation calendar for the 40 days of the legislative session.  Don't hesitate, please submit your prayer / meditation / reflection here on behalf of Georgia's children today.  ICM 40-Day Legislative Prayer Calendar

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ICM Mission and Goals


The Interfaith Children's Movement (ICM) is a grassroots, advocacy movement dedicated to improving the well-being of children in Georgia.  ICM 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 children in Georgia, but especially the poor and marginalized whose voices are often unheard. 


ICM works closely with Georgia's policy-oriented child advocacy organizations, such as: 


Your contributions help to create a better Georgia for children.  

Make a monthly tax-deductible gift of $25.00 or a one-time gift of $100.00. Please make a secure, on-line, tax-deductible contribution. 

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Sign ICM's petition today to the Entertainment Software Rating Board to change the rating of this video game.  

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Wednesday's Child, sponsored by the Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption, is a weekly television feature about adoption that helps find permanent, loving, adoptive families for children in foster care.
Wednesday's Child Georgia is a partnership of the Georgia Department of Human Services, Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption  and Fox 5 TV - Atlanta.
Foster Parents Needed

The need for foster families is great. Children escaping abusive or neglectful situations need a safe place to stay while their future is determined. Could your home be that safe place for children who are hurting and vulnerable?

For more information about foster parenting in Georgia, call 1-877-210-KIDS.or visit the Division of Family and Children Services

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One of the most important things faith communities can do for children is to pray for them.


Every child is a child of God.  All children deserve justice, compassion and our prayers.


ICM encourages every faith community to become a spiritual witness for children. Hold a worship service in your church, synagogue, masjid / mosque or temple and invite others to join in praying for the well-being of all children.