Justice, justice, you shall pursue.

– Deuteronomy 16:20

Joint Religious Legislative Coalition

Interfaith Advocacy for Social Justice

Our four faith traditions


Catholic
Protestant
Jewish
Muslim

Guided by God's vision of the common good as reflected in
Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions,
JRLC mobilizes religious communities to
influence public policy for social justice in Minnesota.

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The largest and most inclusive interfaith public interest group in Minnesota

What's happening now?

The JRLC has consistently worked to protect consumers trapped in payday loans. Last October, the JRLC joined groups around the country in submitting comments on proposed consumer lending regulations.
 
 
 

In September, JRLC co-sponsored an event about childhood poverty solutions. Watch the video to hear from an economist about the importance of early childhood poverty education. 

Executive Director Anne Krisnik and Board Treasurer Doug Mitchell discussed policy and public interest with an interfaith group of Nigerian travelers.

Anne Krisnik, the JRLC's Executive Director, was interviewed about recent policies going into effect that make child care more accessible for low-income families. JRLC is a member of the Kids Can't Wait Coalition that works to implement policies that will benefit children, families, and the state of Minnesota. Read More...

Meet our Members

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Patrice Critchley-Menor, Duluth

Patrice, from the Office of the Social Aspostolate in the Catholic Diocese of Duluth,  is the current JRLC Board Chair and has been an active and tireless advocate for Minnesotans who are struggling.  She loves to talk about the JRLC and the importance of the faith voice in the policy debate.  Look for her at Day on the Hill!