Mission and Activities:

The goal of the Social Justice Committee of Resurrection Lutheran Church is to identify and change systems that perpetuate poverty and injustice.

Together with St. Joseph Catholic Church we created an organization called Cultural Bridges several years ago. Also involved with Cultural Bridges are St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Collegeville, the St. Joseph Monastery, the local community, and Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization which provides our liability insurance and other resources.

Cultural Bridges’ goal is to welcome refugees and immigrants to St. Joseph as our brothers and sisters, helping to ease them into our community.  We are focusing on this with a goal of eliminating the need for our help.

Projects include:

  • English as a Second Language classes held at RLC
  • Assisting with providing school supplies
  • Community soccer and other activities for children
  • Multicultural events, e.g. potlucks and monthly activities
  • Education, e.g. Somali culture classes
  • Community Garden
  • Cultural Connections column in the local newspaper, space permitting