February 3rd Conference to Tackle Segregation in St. Louis

Faith and For the Sake of All, the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis, YWCA of Metro St. Louis, and We Stories will conduct a free Housing Advocacy Fair on Feb. 3. Participants will learn about the recommendations presented in Segregation in St. Louis: Dismantling the Divide and ways to put them into action. The free event is hosted by Eden Theological Seminary, 475 E. Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, 63119, and runs from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Superbowl Sunday event will wrap up in advance of the big game. Click here to register. 

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.

Under the direction of Laurie Anzilotti, 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.

Anzilotti is a third-year Masters of Divinity student at Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with majors in Theology and English, and continued her theological studies at the master’s level at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles and Aquinas Institute in St. Louis. She is deeply engaged with the community as a theology teacher, the children’s liturgist at St. Michael and St. George in Clayton, a community activist, and as the director of programming at Camp Thunderbird, a boys and girls camp in Minnesota.

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 Faith & For the Sake of All Director Laurie Anzilotti.