News from Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul

Standing in Solidarity with Our Community

We at Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul are heartbroken and outraged by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. We stand in solidarity with our neighbors, guests, and clients who are living in a community where a pandemic and the murder of Mr. Floyd have laid bare stark educational, economic and health disparities.

College in Prison

“Prison is about who you were; college is about who you could be.” These were the words of James Jeter, one of the experts who spoke at this year’s Annual Assembly on “Dignity, Education and Economic Mobility for Minnesotans Behind Bars: An Opportunity for Faith Community Engagement.”

Six Degrees of Segregation

Dr. Yohuru Williams, Distinguished University Chair and Professor and the founding director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St. Thomas, met with Interfaith Action volunteers and clergy to explore the history of racial inequality in America from the end of the Civil War through the murder of George Floyd through the lens of what he calls the “Six Degrees of Segregation.”