Faith Communities Connecting to Change the World

A Minnesota Observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week
Last August white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia. Congregate Charlottesville, an interfaith group of clergy, responded. They called for faith leaders around the country to join them in nonviolent, direct action, to stand in solidarity and to visibly counteract the hate.

This morning event will help educate faith community members on issues of justice and liberation. The program will include: keynote presentation by Rev. Brittany Caine-Conley, Lead Organizer of Congregate Charlottesville; update on the network project; and table conversation with the sponsors.

Event Details
Thursday, February 1, 2018
8 – 10 a.m.
Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center
8201 Park Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420 (See Map)

Cost – $20 per participant


Registration

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Registration is required. You may pay with credit card online, or send checks to:
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul, 1671 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105
(designate “SPIN – Faith Communities Connecting” in the memo line)


Program

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Brittany Caine-Conley
Brittany is an educator and pastor who leads Congregate Charlottesville. Situated within the United Church of Christ, Brittany is rooted in the subversive way of Jesus. She spends a lot of time considering what it means to embody faith. To learn more, watch this CBS Documentary about Congregate Charlottesville.

Update on the Network Project
Hear an update on the efforts to generate a state-wide multi-faith network to increase the impact of faith-based work in Minnesota.

Table Conversations
Join in conversation at one of the sponsored tables. Choose you table at registration.

  • Abrahamic Tri-Faith Exploration – Local Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders are exploring creating an Abrahamic Tri-Faith Center in south Minneapolis.
  • A Minnesota Without Poverty – A lasting solution to ending poverty –  Think PIE: PREVENTING achievement gaps by INVESTING EARLY in our youngest, most vulnerable children
  • ASDIC Metamorphosis – Addressing Racism: Accounting for Congregational Reluctance
  • Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative – Building Home: Congregations acting on their faith to create affordable housing
  • CAIR-MN – Countering Islamophobia
  • Healing Minnesota Stories – Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery: Faith Communities & Indigenous People Seeking Healing
  • Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul – Building for the Interfaith Community a Structural Response to Poverty
  • Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) – Our Interfaith Role in Immigration and Refugee Solidarity
  • Islamic Resource Group (IRG) – Improving the Quality of Interaction Among Minnesotans
  • Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at the University of St. Thomas – Cultivating (Inter)Religious Literacy
  • Jewish Community Action – Jewish Perspectives on Interfaith Organizing to Fight White Supremacy
  • Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice and Social Transformation – People from diverse traditions of faith and spirituality channeling their convections into a shared force for solidarity and racial justice
  • Muslim American Society of Minnesota – Building an authentic alliance with the Muslim community
  • Peace Meals & 3 Faiths @ The Table – Going deeper: Building Relationships of Understanding
  • Protect Minnesota – Gun violence prevention in Minnesota, with an emphasis on legislative action

Presented by the Saint Paul Interfaith Network (SPIN) and the Twin Cities Interfaith Network (TCIN)

For More Information
Contact: Gail Anderson, Founder, EmpathyWorks at gail@empathyworks.solutions