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🚨FREE Certificate: Organizing & Social Transformation

May 21, 2024
Earn a FREE Certificate in Organizing and Social Transformation from the Center For Lived Faith and Organizing (CFLO)!⁠ 🌟We have purchased a limited number of CFLO workshops for our Members & Leaders! Take a free workshop or take 5 workshops to earn a FREE Certificate for Organizing and Social Transformation at Eden Theological Seminary!⁠🎓️CFLO educates, trains, and […]
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Phase 1 Complete of the Healthy Families Ballot Initiative!

May 2, 2024
Since the start of Summer 2023, MCU leaders and our statewide partners have been collecting signatures from their neighbors and community throughout Missouri in support of the Missourians for Healthy Families & Fair Wages Initiative! 🗳️ This ballot initiative campaign aims to ensure that all Missouri voters have the option to voice their opinions for Earned Paid […]
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Leader Spotlight: Brian Nikodym

April 30, 2024
Story by MCU Leader Kelly Bono For MCU leader Brian Nikodym, being an educator is a spiritual calling. His journey to the classroom began when he started working with children in his church, MCU member congregation, St. John’s United Church of Christ. At the time, Brian was working as a computer programer for the U.S. […]
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Sustainer Spotlight: Carolyn Redmore

April 17, 2024
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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Leader Spotlight: Sarah Rose

March 27, 2024
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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Final Signature Collection Blitz

March 2, 2024
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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BTP News Alert- #KeepKidsinClass!

February 26, 2024
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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EJ Intern Spotlight: Torrey Taylor

February 15, 2024
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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Special Spotlight Edition: MCU's New Executive Director

January 31, 2024
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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Annual Meeting & Issue Summit Recap 2024

January 26, 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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MLK Weekend Call to Action!

January 10, 2024
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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Leader Spotlight: Sonja Little-Cochren

October 27, 2023
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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MCU Gala 2023 Recap

October 23, 2023
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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EJ Intern Spotlight: Kelly Bono

September 27, 2023
Environmental Action is Social Action Guest blog post by Kelly Bono, Spring 2023 Environmental Justice Intern “We can improve outcomes for people by caring for our environment. We just have to dig in.” -Kelly As a social justice advocate that also happens to study ecosystems, I’m very interested in how human social systems, the natural […]
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Is the plan backed by Gov. Mike Parson the best “plan” for the youth of St. Louis, Missouri?

May 10, 2023
Should there be a new youth prison built or should there be a rebuilding of how we handle the school to prison pipeline? The facility proposed in north St. Louis will increase the city's capacity to house youth even as the Hogan Street facility sits more than half empty. Can we reimagine using some of […]
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