If you believe breaking is possible, believe fixing is possible.

– Rabbi Hahamn of Breslev

To those affected by hate crimes and shootings: We continue to pray and stand alongside you. May love, wisdom, and peace prevail during this difficult time.

Joint Religious Legislative Coalition

Interfaith Advocacy for Social Justice

Our four faith traditions


We Offer Our Heartfelt Sympathies...

We are deeply saddened to learn of the terrorist shootings in New Zealand, We stand with and support our Muslim brothers and sisters in this time of grief. Our places of worship are sources of comfort and strength. The Muslim community is a valued part of our coalition and the richness of our state. We encourage you to reach out to your Muslim neighbors at this challenging time. We pray for the victims, their families and all affected by this tragedy.

A Muslim Community Solidarity event is being held tomorrow at Dar Al-Farooq, 8201 Park Avenue South in Bloomington, from 2:00-4:00, sponsored by the Muslim American Society and the Muslim Coalition of ISAIAH.

We offer this prayer "Blessing in a Time of Violence" by Jan Richardson.


Anne Krisnik, Executive Director
Bob Rubinyi, Board Chair
Joint Religious Legislative Coalition


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.

Delegates from countries across Africa and the Middle East joined JRLC staff and board members to discuss the importance of inter-faith dialogue and political participation in October.

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...

JRLC staff (and board member Doug Mitchell) had the opportunity to host a group with representatives from Uganda, Lebanon, Sweden, and Bangladesh in May. The conversation centered on religious identity and promoting discussion across faith traditions.

Community Conversations on Poverty are happening across the state! Thank you to those who have been able to join us so far. Check Facebook to find out when and where the next conversation is taking place.

Meet our Members


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!