WORKING TOGETHER FOR A BETTER SAINT PAUL
Clergy involved with Interfaith Action’s work in the community gather periodically throughout the year for conversations with civic leaders about how to build economic mobility in Greater Saint Paul. Clergy represent houses of worship that are members of Interfaith Action or who work with the organization’s Project Home, Opportunity Saint Paul, and Community Power-Up programs.
Questions? Contact Sarah Peterka, Director of Opportunity Saint Paul & Congregational Engagement, 651-789-3853.
Upcoming Clergy Civic Engagement Series
May 14, 9–10 am, via Zoom
With John Harrington, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner, and Maureen Ramirez, Office of Economic Opportunity at the MN Department Employment and Economic Development
Commissioner Harrington will update us on social distancing and reopening houses of worships for weekly services. He has been working with Interfaith Action throughout this pandemic to ask statewide interfaith leaders how to keep our communities safe during this pandemic.
Maureen Ramirez will share with us how faith communities can take advantage of the financial opportunities that have been made available during the COVID-19 pandemic. She will also speak about ways in which our faith communities can help their members with unemployment and other COVID-19 financial benefits.
This event is full. If you would like more information, please contact Sarah Peterka.
March 2020: Ramsey County Attorney John J. Choi met with interfaith clergy for a candid, far-reaching discussion about the criminal justice system in Ramsey County and Minnesota. Attorney Choi has been on the cutting edge of many issues that affect our congregations and communities.
November 2019: Gun violence, with Officer Anthony Brown from the Saint Paul Police Department and Rev. Darryl Spence from Community Action Partnership
September 2019: Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough; Councilmember Rebecca Noecker, St. Paul City Council Ward 2; and Cathy ten Broeke, Director of MN Interagency Council on Homelessness discussed family homelessness
July 2019: John Harrington, Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner, shared ideas about how to heal our community and encouraged us to learn more about the effects of trauma and about trauma-informed care.
April 2019: Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter met with the group to discuss issues ranging from homeless to affordable legal services.