Follow Up: Housing Advocacy Fair

More than 100 people attended a Feb. 3 conference on advocacy and action needed to “dismantle the divides” caused by our long and enduring history of racial housing segregation in the St. Louis region. Sponsored by Faith and For the Sake of All, the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis, YWCA of Metro St. Louis, and We Stories, participants  learned about the recommendations presented in Segregation in St. Louis: Dismantling the Divide and ways to put them into action. If you missed the event, check out this Get Involved! document to find ways you can help advocate for change in St. Louis.

The independent initiative Faith & For the Sake of All educates faith communities about the disparities in health and other life outcomes in St. Louis, and engages them in theological reflection and action steps to address those disparities through the Mobilizing the Faithful workshop. Faith & For the Sake of All Liaisons work with congregations to prepare for and present the workshop, and provide on-going support in connecting congregations to information, reflection, and action.

Faith communities are responding to the call to action and playing a vital role in advancing the project’s recommendations particularly around early childhood education.

The Faith and For the Sake of All team, from left: Project Director Laurie Creach, Director Gabrielle Kennedy, Immediate Past Director Laurie Anzilotti, and Administrative Assistant Dominique Shields.

Under the direction of The Rev. Gabrielle Kennedy, Faith & For the Sake of All offers workshops throughout the region along with other community-wide events, all toward the goal of improving health and well-being For the Sake of All.

Faith & For the Sake of All is made possible by funding through Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves from a grant provided by Trinity Wall Street.

For more information: contact Project Coordinator Laurie Creach at Faith & For the Sake of All.