News from Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul

The Power of Naming

Annual Assembly held at Mount Zion Temple by Rev. Victoria Wilgocki For those of us who are parents, we have had first-hand experience with the power of naming -- the privilege and responsibility of naming our children. There are other examples…

50 Years of Involvement

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George and Marian Toren by Kristi Anderson, Development Director When George and Marian Toren informed us they included Interfaith Action in their estate plan, we interviewed them to learn more about their involvement and leadership in the…

Introducing Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul

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Faith-based organization announces new name and expanded vision Saint Paul, Minn. - May 5, 2015 - Interfaith Action of Great Saint Paul (formerly Saint Paul Area Council of Churches) announced its new name at its Annual Assembly. More than…

Project Home volunteer receives prestigious award

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Mary Beth Young, Project Home Senior Site Coordinator with Laurie Wenker, Project Home volunteer. Laurie Wenker receives HealthPartners’ 2014 Wilbur Thomas Community Service Award. Each year, HealthPartners honors employees who strive to…

Moving families to housing

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Volunteers Jan Hubbell and Suzanne Yeoh showing love through hospitality, with delicious watermelon. Project Home In January 2014, Ramsey County partnered with Catholic Charities and the YWCA of Saint Paul to unveil a pilot program called…

United in hopes and dreams

Project Home By Sara Liegl, Director of Project Home Yesterday, we had a family move out earlier than expected. They had left some of their belongings at the Project Home site they had been sheltered at. I picked the mom up at the day center…

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…