ABOUT  UNITED MERCER INTERFAITH ORGANIZATION

      

UMIO  PURPOSE  STATEMENT

The United Mercer Interfaith Organization (UMIO) is an interfaith alliance of leaders and faith based organizations committed to working together to seek justice especially in marginalized populations in the City of Trenton and the Mercer County area through the formation of relationships and community organizing. Toward this goal, UMIO strives to:

 

 CREATE space for authentic, frank and empowering relationships across economic, religious, racial and gender lines;

 

 PROMOTE mutual respect and a democratic process so that all voices may be heard as UMIO identifies issues, shapes an agenda, takes action, and learns from working together;

 ADVOCATE for the spiritual, socio-economic and structural wellbeing of the City of Trenton and the Greater Mercer County area, targeting the highest level of inclusion, collaboration and coordination.

 

UMIO is seeking to be a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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IN THE NEWS
RECENT EVENTS
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UMIO President Recognized for Involvement

 

UMIO President, the Reverend Toby Sanders, pastor of Beloved Community, was awarded the Catherine Graham Humanitarian Award, by The Trenton NAACP at its Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Sunday, October 27, 2013. It was the 100th Anniversary of the Trenton chapter. Reverend Sanders was acknowledged for his work and contributions in Education, Criminal Justice and Prison Re-entry, Community Organizing, and Interfaith dialogue all in the interests of justice in the community on behalf of some of our most vulnerable families. He was accompanied by his wife and several members of Beloved Community congregation.

UMIO at the Saving Our Schools Rally

 

UMIO took a stand for the rights of area children to learn in safe, appropriate, productive conditions.  Joing parents, students and community members, it was made clear that conditions like the deplorable ones found in Trenton Central high School will not be tolerated by the community.

UMIO President Recognized for Involvement

 

UMIO President, the Reverend Toby Sanders, pastor of Beloved Community, was awarded the Catherine Graham Humanitarian Award, by The Trenton NAACP at its Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Sunday, October 27, 2013. It was the 100th Anniversary of the Trenton chapter. Reverend Sanders was acknowledged for his work and contributions in Education, Criminal Justice and Prison Re-entry, Community Organizing, and Interfaith dialogue all in the interests of justice in the community on behalf of some of our most vulnerable families. He was accompanied by his wife and several members of Beloved Community congregation.

 

Samuel Atchison

 

 

Trenton, NJ

 

Community Organizer

Wendi L. Werner

 

Dayton, New Jersey

Pastor of First Presbyterian Church at Dayton

Jeffery Vamos

 

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Senior Pastor at Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville

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