Everyone Matters, and is entitled to abundant life. There are no exceptions.
ISAIAH is a vehicle for congregations, clergy, and people of faith to
act collectively and powerfully towards racial and economic equity in
the state of Minnesota.
ISAIAH believes that leadership development unites and allows people to
take powerful steps to improve the quality of our community.
ISAIAH values ethnic and religious diversity in communities and sees this diversity as enriching and healthy.
ISAIAH believes in the power of acting collectively in ways that are
consistent with our faith values and principles of democracy.
ISAIAH believes that all people have the ability to co-create our environment.
ISAIAH believes in the possibility of transforming people, our public institutions and culture
A VISION FOR MINNESOTA
We are working to create a Minnesota that ensures the conditions in
which all Minnesotans can be healthy. Together we commit to eliminating
place-based and race-based health inequities to ensure all Minnesotans
have an opportunity for good health.
We are working to create a Minnesota where the benefits of public
infrastructure — roads, bridges, transit, residential and commercial
development — are distributed equitably. This includes opportunities for
economic growth, community health, and the increase in wealth that
occurs with major transportation, housing or commercial developments.
We are working to create a Minnesota that aligns our public investments
and applies our collective resources to achieve equity in education,
and that opens access to opportunity to students of color across
We are working to create a Minnesota that seeks fairness in all its
dealings, eliminating financial discrimination against communities of
color, supporting best practices in foreclosure prevention, and taking
an aggressive approach to enforcing fair leading laws.