Category: Racial Equity and Justice

12
Jul

Sacred Sites Tour Announcement

Nativity Lutheran Church and Richfield UMC are combining efforts to create understanding, learning, and dialogue between Native and non-Native peoples. Join us as we gather to immerse ourselves in Minnesota history from a Native perspective as we experience Dakota history, culture, and sacred sites through storytelling and are present to one another through silence/meditation/reflection and […]

20
Jun

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is held annually on June 20th to bring awareness to the plight of displaced humans around the globe. It is also a day to commemorate the strength and resilience that refugees display during the hardest of times. It is an opportunity for the world to think about human rights in the face of […]

19
Jun

Juneteenth

The United States has a dark history of slavery. Sadly, this is a topic that is seldom discussed. Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, is included in this. For nearly 150 years, the national government has been reluctant to proclaim this day a public holiday. President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth […]

30
May

CLNE Partnership and Gala Invitation

The Racial Equity & Justice Ministry (REJM) at Nativity is proud to announce that the Center for Leadership & Neighborhood Engagement (CLNE) has been approved as a Mission Partner of Nativity for the remainder of 2022. The Mission Partnership is an internal designation which helps us to organize our community partnerships and comes with a […]

06
May

Rev. Kelly Sherman-Conroy to Speak at Local Series

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church is partnering with Minnesota Council of Churches to present a three-part series of documentary viewings and wisdom-sharing gatherings, “Impart: Wisdom from the Community.” Guided by Indigenous and Black Minnesotans, the series will create a space for deep conversations that can lead to heart-change and more fervent engagement in our own […]

05
May

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 […]

28
Apr

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, […]

16
Apr

REJM Video Discussion April 18th

Upcoming Facilitated Zoom Discussion: Monday, April 18, 7:00-8:15 pm, Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88440430739?pwd=elJYVW5mM0tMWXJ2Wkh2QVhDdisvZz09 The Racial Equity and Justice Ministry team (REJM) is sharing a series of YouTube videos illuminating white U.S. history and the legacy of white supremacy. The series is produced by Jim Stewart, a retired American History Professor from Macalaster College. The goal of […]

13
Apr

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.

03
Apr

Ramadan Kareem

As many of you know, the holy month of Ramadan began at sunset yesterday, April 2, 2022, and lasts until May 2, 2022. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it marks the month that the Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him). During the holy month of Ramadan, many Muslims fast from […]