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In support of expanded mandatory reporting

In response to advocacy from a survivor of abuse which took place in a church, MCC's CEO Rev. Dr. Curtiss DeYoung sent a letter to Minnesota Representative Jamie Becker-Finn and Minnesota Senator Karla Bigham in support of HF310, which would expand the number of people who are legally considered "mandatory reporters" to include anyone employed by an organization, the programming of which includes face-to-face contact with youth.


One Church's Reparations Story: Property Tax in Columbus, OH

Crossposted with permission from Healing Minnesota Stories Blog

It can be overwhelming for white people to acknowledge the tremendous harms their ancestors and this nation inflicted on Native American and African American communities, harms that we continue to inflict. It’s overwhelming to think about how to repair centuries of brutality, trauma and genocide.

"Seeking Justice" recorded webcast

"Seeking Justice, Caring for Community, Preparing for the Days Ahead" featured Black clergy from Minnesota and elsewhere offering advice to Minnesota churches on how to prepare for the Derek Chauvin trial. Watch Rev. Traci Blackmon (United Church of Christ), Rev. Dr. Gary Green II (United Theological Seminary), and Rev Steven Belton of the Urban League (Twin Cities).