September 8, 2021
In this Issue
While Minnesota Council of Churches continues to resettle individuals with refugee status, in September we also expect to receive numerous families evacuated from Afghanistan. Most will be coming to Minnesota having been granted "humanitarian parole," which means that they won't be eligible for all the same financial and program supports as refugees.
Truth Telling About Racism
MCC is pleased to announce the launch of a three-tier action platform for dismantling the structures and repairing the damage of racism in Minnesota.
September 24th 7:00pm-9:00pmand September 25th 9:00am – 1:00pm
The Minnesota Council of Churches (MCC) announces a merger with the Minnesota Council of Churches Foundation (MCCF). MCCF will merge into Minnesota Council of Churches. The Foundation was formed in 1950 to oversee endowment funds donated in support of the ministry of the Council.
The merger process that began in 2018 became effective on March 31, 2021. This merger offers MCC the opportunity to achieve more effective business operations and streamlines fundraising efforts.
<Cross-posted from Healing Minnesota Stories blog by Scott Russell>
“We don’t always see the face of God in everybody’s face,” Rev. Pamela Ngunjiri tells her congregation. “And that’s the problem with racism. Somewhere along the line the humanity of that particular group has been taken away and that has to be restored.”