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.
On Friday, March 12, 2021, Gov. Tim Walz, citing progess on vaccinations in Minnesota, announced changed guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health relating to worship services and celebrations of life events. Here is a summary:
Are multiethnic churches succeeding?
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, 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).