Metropolitan Congregations United is a community organization that brings together religious congregations, community groups, and individuals to work for a common purpose: to create a better life for all residents. The Ferguson experience continues to crystallize for us the center of our work: the intersection of race, economy, political power, gender and the structures of oppression at work within us individually, within our organizations and within the community of the St. Louis region.
MCU strives to be an organization which is the platform for faithful confrontation of the powers, conversion of systems and individuals, and expression of true community of shared self-interest. Each person’s inherent dignity is celebrated by their shared investment in building community, toward a more just and equitable region.
As an affiliate of the Gamaliel Network, we have joined our partners around the country to work towards four structural shifts.
- Build people’s control of government
- Build community control of the economy
- Expand the public sphere (for example, public transportation)
- Create structural racial equity