Category: Social Justice News


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 […]


Help Out with Yard Clean Up at Safe House

We invite you to join us Saturday, June 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for Yard Clean Up at Safe House, a shelter for homeless teens that is owned and operated by LSS MN. We’ll carpool from Nativity to the shelter in St. Paul, leaving at 8:40 a.m. Those interested in driving separately will […]


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 […]


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 […]


RIC Update and Report

On Tuesday, April 19, the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Core Team presented their Report & Recommendation to Nativity Council. The Report details the work of the Core Team leading Nativity through its RIC Process for over the past year. The Recommendation includes, among other things, a proposed new RIC Welcome Statement and a motion to […]


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, […]


REJM Video Discussion April 18th

Upcoming Facilitated Zoom Discussion: Monday, April 18, 7:00-8:15 pm, Zoom link: 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 […]


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.


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 […]


Standing in solidarity: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2022

Transgender Day of Visibility Today is Transgender Day of Visibility—a day to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of transgender, non-binary, Two-Spirit, and other gender-diverse communities.  We see you, we hear you and we are allies for you. What is International Transgender Day of Visibility? International Transgender Day of Visibility (also called Transgender Day of […]