Be the Change With MCU: Week of May 22

Municipal Elections on Tuesday, June 2: School Board and More! Voting, particularly in local elections, shapes our communities. On Tuesday, June 2 serveral school boards and city governments will elect new or retain current members. There are bond issues on some of… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Regional Response Team Forms to Meet Social Needs

covid-19 Regional Response Team

(April 8, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health challenge unlike anything we have faced in over a century. As with prior crises, it is the most vulnerable who stand to suffer and lose the most. Already stretched social service providers are working hard to respond to a new reality that requires residents to remain in their homes with no open schools, limited childcare, dramatically reduced employment, and underlying health conditions and other risk factors. No single organization or institution can respond to this crisis alone. The only effective response is a coordinated one. The COVID-19 Regional Response Team seeks to build on the learnings and experiences of organizations skilled in crisis response to create a centralized, regional system of response to meet these social needs for the bi-state area. Continue Reading

When They #SeeUsSTL: We All Win When We Come Together

The congregations of Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU) gained important agreements from St. Louis City and St. Louis County officials at their public meeting on Sunday, November 3 at Vashon High School. Both St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell and St.… Continue Reading

When Voting Rights are Treated as a Privilege

DeMarco Davidson

By DeMarco K. Davidson (originally published in the St. Louis American December 8, 2017) NOTE: As MCU prepares to launch Unlock the Vote MO, we wanted to run this related article by Sacred Votes organizer DeMarco Davidson. The United States are… Continue Reading