A Beloved Community where every member contributes to the health and well-being of all and inclusion, justice, equity and compassion prevail.
To inspire and mobilize faith-based congregations to address issues of economic and social injustice through education, advocacy and community organizing.
Faith in the inherent goodness of every human being and the power of prayer and belief. Compassion that includes not only a deep sympathy for the suffering of others but also a strong desire to act to relieve that suffering.
Inclusion because we believe that every person – no exception – should be welcome as a member of the Beloved Community, especially those who have suffered from injustice and exclusion.
Commitment because it is not enough to just pray or talk about our beliefs, we must also act on them.
Cooperation because we believe that collaboration with other individuals, teams and organizations will produce better outcomes for those we serve.
Respect for the cultures and beliefs of others because we are all equal in our ability to conceive solutions that will help create the Beloved Community.
Strength through Faith,
Power through Community
The Racine Interfaith Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Racine Interfaith Coalition
The Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) is a non-profit organization made up of 27 congregations who are united in our belief in the inherent value of every individual and our shared obligation to create a fairer, more equitable and more just community.
The issues we tackle, and the projects we undertake, are driven by our vision and mission, our faith traditions, the commitment of our volunteers, and the statewide programs of the faith-based organization with which we are affiliated (WISDOM).
We advocate for changes in local and state laws and ordinances when we believe it is necessary to achieve our vision and mission, but our objectives are always humanitarian, never partisan. We believe power comes from collective action and we welcome to the work all faith communities as well as individuals who share our vision, mission and values.