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Social Justice Ministry

Social Justice Ministry

The Social Justice Ministry provides congregation members with opportunities to leverage personal power in partnership with others to achieve a just and free creation. Together we organize to shape the kind of society in which we want to live and work.

To work to create communities in which all are respected and have equal opportunity to thrive without hindrance or persecution, regardless of race, religion, sexuality, socio-economic, political and immigrant status.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on the killing of George Floyd

"This crisis reflects deep sores and deep wounds that have been here all along. In the midst of COVID-19 and the pressure cooker of a society in turmoil, a man was brutally killed. The basic human right to life was taken away. His basic human dignity was stripped by someone charged to protect our common humanity. And perhaps the deeper pain of this is the fact that it’s not an isolated incident. The pain of this is that it's a deep part of our life. It’s not just our history. It is American society today.

We are not, however, slaves to our fate … unless we choose to do nothing."

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Preaches

MN Clergy Protest George Floyd KillingMN Clergy Protest the Killing of George Floyd

Take Action Now!

The Episcopal Church in MN asks that you join in the work of racial reconciliation and justice. Take any of the following actions:

  • Call elected officials to demand justice.
  • If you can, donate to organizations working on the front line of these issues: Black Visions Collective, Reclaim the Block, Minnesota Freedom Fund, CTUL, COPAL, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, NAACP Minneapolis, Voices for Racial Justice
  • Donate to the family of George Floyd.
  • If you are a white person, we invite you to find ways to amplify the voices of those who are not being heard. We invite you to continue to learn, to engage in dialogue and to move beyond your comfort zone to understand your privilege. We've curated many resources over the years that you can find here.
  • Donate to the Lake Street Council.