Category: Social Justice

12
Aug
Beacon Now In Partnership with Nativity Church

Nativity Now a Collaborative Congregation for Beacon Interfaith Housing

We’re pleased to announce that Nativity has become a collaborative member of Beacon Interfaith Housing organization. At their July meeting, the Nativity Church Council voted to become a Beacon collaborative congregation. Nativity is joining with over 100 other faith communities in Minnesota to address the affordable housing and homeless problem in Minnesota. By becoming a […]

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 […]

17
Jun

How to Cope With Gun Violence

When children hear about other children their age being shot in their schools and neighborhoods, children are typically highly affected, and sometimes are quietly terrified as a result. In the aftermath of the heinous mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, we are all overwhelmed with sadness and despair at the fact that […]

20
May
Memorial "A 60-Day Journey Toward Justice"

DAY ONE: 60-Day Journey Towards Justice in a Culture of Gun Violence

Day 1 Post – May 27, 2022 The long journey toward justice and peace Adopted in 1994, the ELCA social message “Community Violence” urges us to become more involved in countering the reality and fear of violence in our communities and our neighbors’ communities, pursuing justice and seeking peace no matter how long the journey […]

19
May

Nativity Is Now a RIC Congregation!

On Tuesday, May 17, Nativity Council passed the resolution that Nativity Lutheran Church become a Reconciling in Christ Congregation. We celebrate that Nativity is now a RIC Congregation, and we aspire to continue the work of welcoming, including, celebrating, and advocating for LGBTQIA+ people in this faith community and the greater church. Nativity Council President, […]

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 […]

06
May

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 […]

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, […]