News from Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul

Why does interfaith work matter?

Interfaith Youth Leadership Coalition By: Aria Christenson, Summer Intern, IYLCIntern@interfaithaction.org Current news is flooded with stories of religious intolerance and violence – around the globe and right here in the Twin Cities.…

Racism is a Hydra – The Monster is in Us

By: Rowzat Shipchandler, racial equity manager at Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. This is the third in a series of posts by Rowzat exploring the metaphor of racism as a multi-headed monster or a hydra. A hydra is one of my most often-used…

Interfaith discussion opens up a bigger world to teens

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Fardosa Hassan, coordinator of the Interfaith Youth Leadership Coalition in St. Paul, believes teens want to engage in open dialogue about religion, but don’t often have the time to do so. Sundays at the Interfaith Youth Leadership Coalition…

Do our childhood experiences really make a difference?

Adverse Childhood Experience Workshop By: Kathy Denman-Wilke, Director of Department of Indian Work Do our childhood experiences really make a difference? Over 20 health providers involved with Eliminating Health Disparities Programs within…

New York City Adventure: Beyond Housing

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Who: Sara Liegl, Project Home Director What: 2014 Beyond Housing Conference, presented by the Institute for Children, Poverty, & Homelessness (ICPH) When: January 15-17 Where: New York City Why... Two years ago I had the opportunity to…

Youth Health and Wellness

The Early Start Program has started at American Indian Magnet School in Saint Paul. We have done activities like basketball, soccer, and shucking Indian corn. Starting Oct. 7 we will kick off our after school program which will focus on health…

Teaching Our Society About Itself

Devotion from the Board Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 14 By: Chris McHugh, Saint Paul Area Council of Churches Board Member Patricia mentioned that a good number of our members are on vacation and so one presumes they are with family while others…

Getting Back to Nature

Youth Learn to Appreciate American Indian Culture on Camping Trip 4-6 grade students in the summer Youth Enrichment Program traveled to Interstate Park in St. Croix Falls, WI for a 3-day camping trip. The Youth Enrichment Program is one of…