FAITH ACTIVE IN LOVE:

ISAIAH AND THE MAKING OF JUST COMMUNITIES

ISAIAH is a faith-based organization in the State of Minnesota that works to bring about policy and legislative change in our city and in our state.  Working with ISAIAH, St. Paul-Reformation has visited with legislators at the Minnesota State Capital to work for immigrant rights, paid sick leave for families, and a host of other issues that live out our commitment to justice.  We do this as people of faith, and our calling as disciples of Jesus Christ is to make the world a more just place where everyone can thrive.


Many voices are needed in this work, and yours is one of them.  Change happens when communities organize, and we invite you to join us as we take seriously the tag-line of the ELCA: "God's Work.  Our Hands."


You can learn more about ISAIAH by clicking here.


If you would like to learn more about how you can help with SPR's ISAIAH Core Team, please send us an e-mail by clicking here.

EARNED SICK AND SAFE TIME IN THE CITY OF ST. PAUL

May 9 and June 6

ISAIAH’s efforts to lead passage of an ordinance which would require Earned Sick and Safe Time for workers in St. Paul needs your support in order to become law. ISAIAH is hosting two upcoming meetings to continue the push: 


  • Monday, May 9 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. will educate you about ESST and its importance.  This will be held at the Cherokee Park United Church; directions can be found by clicking here.
  • Monday, June 6 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  This meeting will engage St Paul elected officials to make clear to them that their support is the moral thing to do. Large attendances at both of these is critical to raising awareness to citizens and politicians. This meeting will be held at the Cherokee Park United Church; directions can be found by clicking here.

Large attendance at these events is important, and we hope that you will make time to help.  Questions?  Contact Ed Stuart by e-mail by clicking here.

Everyone Matters, and is entitled to abundant life.  There are no exceptions.

ISAIAH is a vehicle for congregations, clergy, and people of faith to act collectively and powerfully towards racial and economic equity in the state of Minnesota.


VALUES

ISAIAH believes that leadership development unites and allows people to take powerful steps to improve the quality of our community.


ISAIAH values ethnic and religious diversity in communities and sees this diversity as enriching and healthy.


ISAIAH believes in the power of acting collectively in ways that are consistent with our faith values and principles of democracy.


ISAIAH believes that all people have the ability to co-create our environment.


ISAIAH believes in the possibility of transforming people, our public institutions and culture


A VISION FOR MINNESOTA

We are working to create a Minnesota that ensures the conditions in which all Minnesotans can be healthy. Together we commit to eliminating place-based and race-based health inequities to ensure all Minnesotans have an opportunity for good health.


We are working to create a Minnesota where the benefits of public infrastructure — roads, bridges, transit, residential and commercial development — are distributed equitably. This includes opportunities for economic growth, community health, and the increase in wealth that occurs with major transportation, housing or commercial developments.


We are working to create a Minnesota that aligns our public investments and applies our collective resources to achieve equity in education, and that opens access to opportunity to students of color across Minnesota.


We are working to create a Minnesota that seeks fairness in all its dealings, eliminating financial discrimination against communities of color, supporting best practices in foreclosure prevention, and taking an aggressive approach to enforcing fair leading laws.