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April 17, 2024
Sustainer Spotlight: Carolyn Redmore

Carolyn Redmore grew up in a farming family in Southwest Louisiana. Although she said it was a modestly privileged white middle-class family that could afford household help, her parents upheld fairness in their treatment of people regardless of status or race. She recalls how in the early 50s her mother worked with her employee to […]

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March 27, 2024
Leader Spotlight: Sarah Rose

Sarah Rose grew up in suburban Maryland with academic parents between Quaker and Jewish communities. Her parents helped instill strong critical thinking skills, an interest in politics, and a curiosity of how things happened around her. Sarah was introduced to Quakerism through school from 3rd to 7th grade where she gained a foundation for valuing […]

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March 2, 2024
Final Signature Collection Blitz đź—“

Ensure ALL Missourians can Vote to Ensure Paid Sick Leave and Fair Wages this Fall! CALLING ALL RESIDENTS, LEADERS, & CONGREGATIONS IN #STL! We are reaching our completion of Part 2 for our 2024 Ballot Initiative Signature Campaign efforts for the state-wide Missourians for Healthy Families & Fair Wages Initiative alongside our partner the Missouri Organizing and Voter Engagement Collaborative (MOVE). Read about the […]

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February 26, 2024
BTP News Alert- #KeepKidsinClass!

MCU's Break the Pipeline Team (BTP) and the Advocacy Team of A Red Circle have teamed up to support education legislation this session with a "Testimony" Virtual Action on February 19th! MCU’s Break the Pipeline is a multi-system campaign to end criminalization, mass incarceration and supervision of black youth and adults in the education, police, […]

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February 15, 2024
EJ Intern Spotlight: Torrey Taylor

Torrey grew up in a small rural town in Southern Illinois in a catholic family while attending private catholic school. As long as Torrey can remember, she was always connected to nature. As a youth in a small rural town, much of the ways she connected with friends and her community was through outdoor activities. […]

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January 31, 2024
Special Spotlight Edition: MCU's New Executive Director

MCU is in a new season of change with its recent transition of leadership from David Gerth’s 12-year tenure as our longest serving director. In the fall of October 2023, DeMarco K. Davidson stepped up from his role as MCU’s Voter Program Lead to become MCU's new Executive Director. DeMarco’s dedication to MCU’s mission and […]

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January 26, 2024
Annual Meeting & Issue Summit Recap 2024

Relaunching a New Year of Justice Work In a Season of Change On Saturday, January 20th, local St. Louis faith leaders and community members gathered at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church for the first MCU event of its kind. This event merged MCU’s historically independent Annual Membership and Annual Issue Summit meetings together.  Attendees had the […]

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January 10, 2024
MLK Weekend Call to Action!

CALL TO ACTION for STL Congregations during MLK Weekend: Jan 12-15 Watch DeMarco's special request by clicking the video below or read his message below! Dear all St. Louis Congregations, We believe congregations can strengthen communities and families. As a united organization composed of member congregations throughout the St. Louis metropolitan region, our mission is […]

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October 27, 2023
Leader Spotlight: Sonja Little-Cochren

Ms. Sonja Little-Cochren Member of New Sunnymount Missionary Baptist Church “Leadership is working with a team of people, not just yourself, and its about the mission, vision, and goals you want to accomplish collectively.” Ms. Sonja Little-Cochren Listen to why she does the work! Ms. Sonja first learned about MCU in 2015 when former Director […]

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October 23, 2023
MCU Gala 2023 Recap

Season of Change, Leadership Transition, & Transformation We listened, we cried, we laughed, we ate, we danced, we built community, and created joy! MCU hosted our 2nd Annual Gala on October 5th to celebrate growth, hope, community power building, and a season of change in our executive leadership. The evening brought community members from across […]

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