Joint Religious Legislative Coalition

Interfaith Advocacy for Social Justice

Join Us - for an In-depth Look at Statewide Housing Issues

October 7 - The Big Picture of Minnesota Housing Stability & Affordability

November 4 - Homelessness: Understanding Impact, Creating Opportunities

December 2 - Racial Equity and Housing

January 6 - Special Challenges and Opportunities for Inclusion

February 3 - Legislative Solutions and Advocacy for 2022 Session

First Thursday of the month 6:30 - 7:30 PM, followed by 30 minutes of breakout group discussion.

More info contact [email protected] | 612-332-3232

"If a community lacked a synagogue and a shelter for the poor, it was first obligated to build a shelter for the poor." Seder Hasidim

Save the Date! 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Day on the Hill

Keynote Speaker: Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, ordained clergy, Orthodox Judaism, Executive Director St. Louis Jewish Community Relations Council

She will inspire and call us to action, reflecting the Day on the Hill theme For Such a Time as This, from the book of Esther.

We Look forward to Seeing You and Minnesota Lawmakers in Person!

Our four faith traditions


The largest and most inclusive interfaith public interest group in Minnesota

What's happening now?

COVID-19 affects the wellbeing of our communities and exacerbates existing inequities. The JRLC continues to advocate for those most vulnerable during this time. To learn about our stances on emergency MFIP payments, child care provider rates, and driver's license suspensions, read our issue briefs.

Virtual district meetings are happening across the state! Thank you to those who have been able to participate so far. These meetings are a great way to connect with others in your area as well as your elected officials. 

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...

For the JRLC's first Faith Forum, the Islamic Resource Group's Naaima Khan spoke about Islam and Ramadan. We are working on new, virtual programming, and the conversation offered Minnesotans across the state a chance to learn more about one of the JRLC's faith traditions. 

In October, guests from Saudi Arabia joined JRLC staff  to discuss the importance of inter-faith dialogue as well as public and religious education in Minnesota. They visited as part of the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.

Meet our Members


Patrice Critchley-Menor, Duluth

Patrice, from the Office of the Social Aspostolate in the Catholic Diocese of Duluth,  is a JRLC board member 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!