Minnesota Multi-faith Network (Mn-MN)

Connecting and supporting multi-faith work to heal the world

What is MnMN?

The Minnesota Multi-faith Network is the statewide network supporting faith and interfaith leaders and congregations who work for a more just and loving world.

We are a state-wide network that gathers the energy and passion of people of faith, amplifying our efforts leading to equity, justice, compassion, understanding, empathy.

Formed on the belief that together we can do more, we continue to weave connections among the organizations and people who are already working toward these goals. We are multi-faith, relationship driven, justice and anti-racism focused, invitational, collaborative, and generative. We seek to amplify existing work and to catalyze new efforts.

From earlier work of the Twin Cities Interfaith Network (TCIN) and the Saint Paul Interfaith Network (SPIN) a group of interfaith activists have been working with the interfaith community to imagine and begin building a statewide multi-faith network. News of that “under construction” process will be posted here until the MnMN site is up.

Vision and Goals

Vision Proposition [Prospectus]

Communities of faith have great untapped potential to enhance the common good–the quality of community life and relationships — what some call the Beloved Community.

The vision of this network is that communities of faith will fully mobilize their potential to effectively help the broader community to address critical issues affecting our common life, particularly: divisive and destructive inter-group relationships; disparities of privilege, opportunity, equity and quality of life; and degradation of the environment… Read more


Leadership

Transitional Steering Group Formed

Since late January 2018 a group of persons interested in helping to “steer” the formation of a statewide multi-faith network has met several times to help craft the vision and goals as well as the limited but necessary structure, while learning about a networks approach as different from “one more organization” or association or coalition. Meetings will be continuing and anyone interested in this overall aspect of building the network can see the current members of this group and read notes of the meetings here and/or contact Tom Duke (tduke03@earthlink.net) or Mary Pickard (marypickar@aol.com).


Events

The Minnesota Multi-faith Network
Second Annual World Interfaith Harmony Week Breakfast

The Minnesota Multi-faith Network Second Annual World Interfaith Harmony Week Breakfast was held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Adath Jeshurun Congregation in
Minnetonka, MN 55305

The World Café conversations at this gathering focused on a vision for what success might look like for MnMN in the future. A brief report of the event and the results of the conversations have been condensed into the following statement.

The Minnesota Multi-faith Network (MnMN) recognizes that we currently live in a world that intentionally works to separate us from each other, which devalues, marginalizes, and attacks some members of our human family and prioritizes others.  We have a better option for our world than the one the dominant culture offers us. He believe in, and work towards, a Minnesota and world where… Read more

The Minnesota Multi-faith Network
First Annual MnMN Gathering, on the Occasion of the World Interfaith Harmony Week (Feb. 1, 2018)

On the Formation of a Statewide Multi-Faith Network Initiative

Here is the statement about the vision and invitation to participate offered by Gail Anderson at the first annual breakfast gathering at Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center, Bloomington, MN:

Gail Anderson: On a Saturday morning last summer, I was awakened by a call from Imam Asad Zaman. He said there has been an explosion at Dar Al Farooq. I remember in my sleepiness asking him, what do you mean explosion, do you mean bomb? Yes, he said, someone threw an explosive device through the Imam’s office window. He asked me to help organize a press conference for noon that day. Read more