Category: Interfaith-Intercultural Outreach News


Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time to celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. The rich history and heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is thousands of years old and is integral to shaping the history of the United States. Formerly known as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the […]


Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is Yom HaShoah-Holocaust Remembrance Day It is pertinent to remember the Holocaust. The Nazi regime murdered 6 million Jews as well as millions of other innocents, including Roma, Slavic, and Sinti peoples, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ people as well as political dissidents, among other groups. We join Jewish people throughout the United States, Israel, […]


Convergence of Holy Days

As we enter into the Three Days of Holy Week, people of other religions are also journeying into their holy days, including Vaisakhi, Mahavir, Jayanti, Passover, and Theravada New Year.  We wish all of our neighbors peace and blessings.


International Day for The Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for The Elimination of Racial Discrimination March 21, 2022 We reject all forms of racism, discrimination, and hatred on this International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Although we’ve made some gains in fighting systemic racism and injustice in the U.S. and around the world, too many people still face discrimination and […]


Interfaith and Intercultural Outreach: SAYFSM and Job Opening

Sub-Saharan African Youth and Family Services (SAYFSM) is a long-standing Mission Partner of Nativity. As a multipurpose service agency, SAYFSM provides culturally and linguistically appropriate HIV and chronic disease health education and social services to African immigrants and refugees in Minnesota. For more information, visit From SAYFSM: SAYFSM is currently looking to hire someone […]


Bring It Home, MN “Week of Action” Event

Nativity volunteers have formed a Beacon Leadership Team and are working to increase Nativity involvement in the Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative. This team has made the commitment to support a Beacon initiative, Bring It Home, MN, that kicks off the week of February 14, with virtual lobby groups organized by Beacon staff. Register on the […]


Support the Start Anew Community Holiday Campaign

Through our partnership with the Center for Leadership & Neighborhood Engagement (CLNE), we can have an impact on underprivileged families and ‘the unhoused’ in our community. Start Anew is a non-profit that works with people and families impacted by the criminal justice system. Start Anew is hosting a children’s holiday shopping event December 17-18. Children […]


Indigenous Peoples Resources

You don’t need to wait until a specific day or change in season to dive into the rich and often painful history of the land that so many of us currently inhabit. Below, you will find resources that have been written or illustrated by Indigenous people of North America. While some are filled with the […]


Nativity Civil Rights Tour Video Presentations

Mark and Leslie Swiggum’s retirement passion and mission is to invite others to join them on a journey where the participants will go to the places where significant events happened, meet people who were the “ground soldiers,” hear stories of their experiences and become knowledgeable about the story of the movement. They have led over […]


Dismantling Systemic Racism

Update on Nativity’s Journey in Dismantling Systemic Racism and other Systemic Injustices An action team from the Nativity community has been created; including individuals from it’s clergy, council, and Racial Equity and Justice Ministry Team. This team has entered into a partnership with Kaleo Center​for Faith, Justice and Social Transformation and it’s Founding Director, Steve […]