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News for our interfaith partners.

Join Us for the Annual MLK Breakfast

January 16, in-person at 7:00 am; virtual at 8:00 am

A Hybrid Event: Live at Community Sites + Virtual Celebration

If you can’t fly then run,
if you can’t run then walk,
if you can’t walk then crawl,
but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.
—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Spelman College, 1960

Mark your calendars for General Mills’ 33nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast, a benefit to help local students of color get to and go through college. Interfaith will be partnering with four churches to host in-person events. You can attend virtually or in-person at one of our partner locations.

REGISTRATION is required and closes on January 12.

Department of Indian Work Needs & Opportunties

Can you help with general nonperishable food donations? We need household staples such as boxed potatoes, soups, veggies, fruit, cereal.

We also need volunteers at both our DIW food shelf (3080 Centerville Rd in Little Canada), as well as at our partner Ain Dah Yung’s food shelf (769 University Ave W in St. Paul).

We would be grateful if you would invite folks in your houses of worship personally, publish in your weekly communications, and announce during your weekly worship services.


Rev. Phillip Romine Named Director of Opportunity Saint Paul

Interfaith Action is thrilled to announce that Rev. Phillip Romine is our new Director of Opportunity Saint Paul! Phil will continue to build and deepen relationships between houses of worship and our community partners in his elevated role.


Interfaith 2023 Calendar Now Available

This calendar lists religious and national holidays and observances that involve special worship obligations or food or work restrictions.


Join us in Celebrating our "Opportunity Champions"

Join us January 26 at 6:30 pm for the launch of our "Opportunity Champions" spotlight series.

We will honor and learn from Otis Zanders, recently retired CEO of Ujamaa Place and lifelong opportunity champion!

The event is hybrid, with a Zoom option and limited in-person seating at the Northwest Area Foundation (60 Plato Blvd E., St. Paul, MN 55107). Interfaith Action Executive Director Randi Ilyse Roth hosts the conversation. The evening includes special remarks from civic leaders to honor Mr. Zanders’ impact in our community and a catered meal for those in person. 

Ujamaa Place is a St. Paul-based non-profit that provides holistic transformation opportunities for young Black men experiencing inequity at the intersection of race and poverty, helping them achieve brotherhood, stability, and personal success.his calendar lists religious and national holidays and observances that involve special worship obligations or food or work restrictions.


Opportunity Saint Paul Seeks Tutors and Job Coaches

Several of our Opportunity Saint Paul partner organizations through our Opportunity St. Paul program need volunteers to help with resume building and job coaching for adults and after-school homework help and one-on-one tutoring with children. Pandemic lapses in educational outcomes and ongoing traumas resulting from grinding poverty are reminders that we need each other now more than ever.


Power-Up Legal Clinic Offers Free-of-Charge Legal Support

In Person

  • Come to Progressive Baptist Church (1505 Burns Ave, Saint Paul) between 12:30–3:00 pm on clinic day.
  • Meet in person with our SMRLS paralegal, who then will connect you via Zoom to a lawyer on call that day.

By Phone

  • On the day of clinic, call 651-222-5863 at 12:30 pm.
  • Say, “I’m calling for Power-Up Clinic.” You must say you are calling for Power-Up to get help that day.
  • A lawyer will call you back the same afternoon. After a brief introductory call, a volunteer attorney will call you back between 1:00–3:30 pm to hear about your issue in detail.
Upcoming Date: January 19. For more information, please visit our website.
Become a Member

Houses of worship that become members of Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul join a group of passionate, committed congregations who want to build opportunity and hope in our community. Leaders of member congregations are invited to conversations with civic leaders, and congregants of member houses of worship are invited to important learning opportunities that help us bring our faith to life. Membership is just $100 per year.

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