GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION TASK FORCE

Working together with Protect Minnesota and other interfaith and public policy partners, the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force educates and organizes around common sense laws to protect all Minnesotans. You can join the task force and/or become part of the network of Saint Markans who respond to legislative “action alerts”. Contact: Rebecca Hawthorne.

CLIMATE JUSTICE TASK FORCE

The Climate Justice Task Force is committed to supporting and resourcing the Cathedral community to become active and dynamic advocates for creation. The Task Force is bolstered by Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, a collective of more than twenty congregations throughout the state, and the Cathedral Earth Keepers education network.  Saint Mark’s is a ‘certified’ MNIPL congregation, having made both an annual financial contribution to MNIPL, as well as setting congregational goals for the program year around climate justice initiatives. You can join the task force and/or become part of the network of Saint Markans that respond to legislative “action alerts” and/or respond to invitations as an individual willing to make lifestyle changes that support our creation care and climate justice efforts. Contact: Joe Ward.

Joint Religious Legislative Coalition

The Joint Religious Legislative Coalition is the largest and most inclusive interfaith public interest group in Minnesota. Sponsoring members: the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the Minnesota Council of Churches, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, and the Islamic Center of Minnesota.

HOUSING ADVOCACY TASK FORCE

Working together with other Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH) interfaith congregations, the Housing Advocacy Task Force educates and organizes to shape public policy around ending homelessness and creating more affordable housing in the Twin Cities and in our state. You can join the task force and/or become part of the network of Saint Markans who respond to legislative “action alerts”.  Contact: John Cuningham.

 

 

Episcopal Public Policy Network

The Episcopal Public Policy Network  is a grassroots network of Episcopalians across the country dedicated to carrying out the Baptismal Covenant call to ‘strive for justice and peace’ through the active ministry of public policy advocacy.

Episcopal Peace Fellowship

The Episcopal Peace Fellowship is a national organization connecting all who seek a deliberate response to injustice and violence and want to pray, study, and take action for justice and peace in our communities, our church, and the world.

Episcopal Relief and Development

Episcopal Relief and Development provides relief in times of disaster and promotes sustainable development by identifying and addressing the root causes of suffering.

Bishops UNITED Against Gun Violence

The Bishops United Against Gun Violence is a group of more than 70 Episcopal bishops working to curtail the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. Our own Bishop Brian Prior is a member bishop of Bishops United Against Gun Violence.

Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)

Episcopal Migration Ministries lives the call of welcome by supporting refugees, immigrants, and the communities that embrace them as they walk together in The Episcopal Church’s movement to create loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships rooted in compassion. EMM’s desire to honor the inherent value of human connection brings communities together to love their neighbors as themselves.  EMM acts in covenant with individuals and partners to ensure the equity of all voices as they work to serve, engage, and sustain the mission. EMM welcomes refugees, educates communities, and equips advocates. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

immigration REFORM AND REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT COnversations

Have you been reading about immigration and refugee topics in the news? Have questions or interest in learning and taking action around these topics? We’re just beginning our congregational conversation to see who may be interested in local outreach and engagement work around issues that affect our community’s immigrants and refugees. Contact: the Rev. Tim Kinglsey, Community Engagement Coordinator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MInnesota Council of CHurches (MCC)

The Minnesota Council of Churches is our partner in living out our faith in our community.  The organization connects with:
Christians, churches, religious leaders, and denominations, people of other faiths, refugees, those in need, and those in public life of Minnesota: legislators, businesses, foundations, and government. Member denominations, including the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, engage in prayer and worship together, public witness and advocacy, shared meals, conversation, and learning. 

For questions concerning ways to serve at Saint Mark’s,
please contact The Reverend Rena Turnham or The Reverend Tim Kingsley

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

One Long Table: Align to End Homelessness

Oct 27 at 1:00 PM
Come share a meal and celebrate with Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH) as we unveil our new name and branding! We’ll hear from special guests from DCEH’s past, StreetSong MN performances, members of Street Voices of Change, and we’ll...

What Would Whipple Do?/WWWD? Campaign Event

Oct 29 at 8:00 AM
Bishop Prior issued this statement in September: "As people of faith, we are called to love our neighbors, without exception. Our demand that officials either remove Bishop Whipple’s name from the Federal Building or evict DHS and ICE, is ECMN’s...

Energy 'Party' at Saint Mark's

Nov 05 at 6:30 PM
All are welcome to an Energy Party at Saint Mark’s. Learn about some ways to care for God’s creation. The Saint Mark’s Climate Justice Task Force has recently joined forces with Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light (MNIPL). Together we can...