JRLC e-Xpress September 24
First, an invitation. Please join us and many other religious groups and faith leaders forMinnesotans Standing Together: A Multi-faith Prayer Service for Respect. For this service Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, and others will unite for a multi-faith prayer for respect for the many ways that citizens of the state profess their religious beliefs.
The service is on Tuesday September 28, 2010 from 7:00 -8:00 PM at Central Lutheran Church (333 12th Street South in Minneapolis). JRLC is co-sponsoring this event with 26 other groups. Former Minnesota Governor Al Quie and JRLC Board member Rev. Peg Chemberlin will be among the speakers. We hope to see you there. All clergy are invited to process. Complete information here.
Mark your calendar for an important forum at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs on the West Bank of the U of MN campus:
What: Public Forum on the Threat to Impartial Courts in Minnesota
When: Thursday, November 18, 2010; program is 4:00pm to 5:30pm with reception following
Who: Clergy and lay leaders interested in preserving fairness and justice in our state courts
More information to follow!
Ladders Out of Poverty Task Force
The legislature's Ladders Out of Poverty Task Force held its first meeting and elected two co-chairs, Sen. Michael Jungbauer and Rep. Morrie Lanning. The Task Force decided to subdivide into three working groups in order to focus on three topic areas: financial literacy, asset development, and community supports. You can follow proceedings and sign up for the Task Force's updates here.
Day on the Hill 2011!
Set your sights on a great day at RiverCentre and the State Capitol on Thursday February 17, 2011. Our theme is A Stronghold in These Times... (Psalm 9:9) and we are very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be former JRLC Board Member and former executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, Rev. David McCauley. Many of us heard Fr. Dave give a wonderful reflection at JRLC's recent Open House. Now we'll all get to hear more at Day on the Hill!