Council on American Islamic Relations: Minnesota
About: America’s largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy group has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
ISAIAH: Faith in Democracy
About: ISAIAH is a faith-based coalition of more than 100 member congregations that lets communities in Minnesota more effectively live out their faith in biblical justice and the common good. By uniting local congregations, ISAIAH strengthens the ability of people of faith to address both local and regional community issues, including sprawl, affordable housing, transportation, and racial inequity.
Islamic Resource Group
About: IRG’s mission is to build bridges of understanding between Minnesota Muslims and the broader Minnesota community through education.
Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning: St. Thomas University
About: The Center promotes interfaith learning, friendship, and service among people of various religions. It does this by sponsoring a host of interfaith activities, including artistic performances, lectures, panels, conferences, retreats, and service programs.
Jewish Community Action
Address: 2375 University Avenue West Suite 150, St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: (651) 632-2184
Staff directory: https://jewishcommunityaction.org/staff
About: Jewish Community Action’s core values include a fundamental responsibility to repair a broken world, a belief that our destiny is bound together with all people, and the work of social change must be collective and intergenerational. Its areas of focus include immigration reform, economic justice and criminal justice reform.
Minnesota Council of Churches: Racial Justice
Address: 122 Franklin Ave West, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55404
About: In the wake of Ferguson, Cleveland, Staten Island, and most recently Charleston, Minnneosta Council of Churches has decided to weave together some previously-existing programs and develop new ones attempting to bridge the gap between blacks and whites, and to move the body of Christ towards racial justice. Programs include the Black Clergy Speakers Bureau and Respectful Conversations on Race Relations. The Council also is doing work on Immigration Reform.
Saint Paul Interfaith Network/Healing Minnesota Stories
Address: 1671 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
About: The Saint Paul Interfaith Network (SPIN) works to create a culture of engaged interfaith dialogue in St. Paul—developing relationships, understanding, and respect among people from various religious traditions and faith-based groups. The Healing Minnesota Stories initiative is an effort to create understanding and healing between Native American and non-Native people, particularly those in various faith communities.