Advocacy & Justice


Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU) membership

 College Church is a proud member of Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU), a faith-based community organizing group that engages congregations in building power, fostering community, and dismantling structural racism in our communities.  College Church parishioners have already been involved in a number of MCU efforts, including their “Break the Pipeline” campaign, focused on breaking the “school to prison pipeline” in the St. Louis area, as well as phone banking to oppose Amendment 6 during the election season. Through our membership, we have access to professionally trained community organizers, leadership training, and relationships with other faith and value based institutions, and engagement in powerful efforts to achieve justice.

MCU’s largest current campaign is the “Break the Pipeline” campaign, focused on breaking the “school to prison pipeline” in St. Louis through working to reform the juvenile justice system, policing, and our local schools.  Break the Pipeline meetings occur twice a month, once on a Tuesday evening and once on a Saturday morning.  To find out upcoming meeting dates, get more information, and get involved, contact Christine Dragonette at dragonettecm@slu.edu or (314) 977-7309.


Upcoming advocacy & justice opportunities:

Legislative Advocacy Training targeted to Catholics (flyer attached)

Saturday, March 25th from 8:30am-12pm

St. Margaret of Scotland Church Hall (3854 Flad) 

This event will both ground advocacy work in our Catholic faith and teach effective practices to speak out for justice. We will be joined by representatives from Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU), State Rep. Peter Merideth, State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, and advocacy experts Beth Griffin and Ruth Ehresman.

RSVP at this link: https://tinyurl.com/zcwar2z

Or by contacting Christine at dragonettecm@slu.edu or (314) 977-7309