The Interfaith Children's Movement is a grassroots, advocacy movement dedicated to improving the well-being of children in Georgia.
- Education - informing and training faith communities and others on what we know about children's issues.
- Advocacy - appealing to those who can make a difference (faith communities, families, community coalitions, legislators, corporations, etc.)
- Mobilization - motivating faith communities to act -- speak up for and service the needs of children.
- Networking - connecting faith communities and individuals to to information and service programs that can help children and families.
- Information Resourcing - providing access to materials, data and/or expertise through advocacy organizers, agencies or other means to assist with the maintenance and development of programs and initiatives for children.
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 of Georgia's children, but especially the poor and marginalized whose voices are often unheard.
Our goal is to end the injustices to children that we would not endure ourselves; to use the structure of faith communities to bring these injustices to public awareness; to bring faith communities to the service of children; and to use the voice of the collective faith community to inspire the legislature to make changes that are good for children.
ICM works closely with Georgia’s policy-oriented child advocacy organizations – Voices for Georgia’s Children - The Barton Clinic at Emory University - Georgia Appleseed - JUSTGeorgia Coalition (working to enact a new Juvenile Code) - Prevent Child Abuse Georgia - A Future Not a Past (child prostitution prevention).