Upcoming Events

On October 22nd, volunteers from across the country will unite for Make A Difference Day, one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide.
The Ministerial Alliance has hundreds of volunteers participating in various projects through our dozens of places of worship. Click on "4th Quarter 2016" to the right under "Upcoming Events" for information on the various projects and activities. Also, click on "Places of Worship" to the right for contact information about each place of worship and their projects and events.

The City of University City will also join hundreds of communities and thousands of volunteers around the United States for this National Day of Service. This is U City’s sixth year participating in the event!
CLICK HERE for information on how you can participate in Make a Difference Day.

LOCAL COMMUNITY-BUILDING INITIATIVES

The Community talks about race, class and culture:

A group of residents in University City meets regularly as part of the Citizen Volunteer Corps (CVC). Their group is the University City Conversations on Race, Class & Culture CVC group. The mission of the group is to bring St. Louis together to explore racial, cultural, and class differences, address concerns, and create a more just, diverse, and unified community.

If you would like to be part of this group, please contact Rick Aurbach at rlaurb@icloud.com. He will add your name to the contact list to make sure you hear about upcoming events.

The Ministerial Alliance has hundreds of volunteers participating in various projects through our dozens of places of worship. Click on "4th Quarter" to the right under "Upcoming Events" for information on the various projects and activities. Also, click on "Places of Worship" to the right for contact information about each place of worship and their projects and events.

The City of St. Louis will also join hundreds of communities and thousands of volunteers around the United States for this National Day of Service. This is U City’s sixth year participating in the event!

Ministerial Alliance

The Ministerial Alliance was organized in February of 2013. Priests, ministers and rabbis from throughout the community were invited to gather to discuss how we might work together for the betterment of St. Louis and the people who live here. The St. Louis religious leaders work together to live our mission:

"As a unified community of diverse faiths, we promote respect and collaboration in order to serve and connect the people of St. Louis, as together we love and grow a vibrant community."

This website is designed to give everyone access to information that allows for a deep, personal involvement in our community, St. Louis. If you want to find a spiritual home in St. Louis, we urge you to click on Places of Worship. For information about upcoming events in the St. Louis community, click on one of the Upcoming Events links.

The Alliance also subscribes to the “We the People Have a Dream” initiative (see more details on this webpage) where we promote connecting all citizens of our community together – those that are in search of assistance with those that provide assistance. If you or someone you know needs help or support, we hope you will find information on St. Louis area groups and organizations that might provide the help you need – just click on the appropriate link. If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer your time and talents, many of the listed organizations would probably welcome your involvement. The religious leaders of St. Louis know that a happy and healthy community is a vibrant community. We hope you will find what you need here.

St. LouisGateway to the West

St. Louis is the Gateway to the West.

"St. Louis, and especially Ferguson, MO has received nationwide publicity. The ratial diversity issues has become a primary focus for St. Louis. The solution is for communities to work together under a common goal. The question is will the governmental leadership bring together the appropriate parties to make this a reality?”


The Alliance is one group that is committed to doing what it can to ensure that the Gateway to the West is open and welcoming to all, and will do its part to help support those who need it.

We the People Have a Dream

One of our lay members, Christopher Riley, founder of the Giving Legacy organization, launched the "We The People Have a Dream" initiative that focuses on bringing a community together and giving our Children of Tomorrow a community they will be proud of.

The Minesterial Alliance is a great model for our country to see how this initiative works. This website not only has a full directory of organizations to support most all needs of citizens, but also provides opportunities for citizens to give back and make a difference in their community. Read below to find out more on the "We The People Have a Dream" initiative.

We the People Have a Dream

Our Children of Tomorrow
What kind of America do we want to leave for our Children of Tomorrow? If it is an America that needs some change, then we the people need to come together and make those changes happen for the sake of our Children of Tomorrow.

The Giving Legacy orgnaization has launched its initiative, "We the People Have a Dream". This initiative is focused on we the people creating a country for our children that allows them their shot at life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. How do we accomplish this in light of the difficult barriers and division this country is facing today.

Below is our road map and on September 20, 2016, Christopher Riley launched this initiative and outlined the road map and the great man that left it for us.

Below are the words from this great leader and the solutions of how we are going to rebuild our country, one community at a time.

Character:
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Progress:
"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."

Action:
"Rarely do we find men and women who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think."

Nonviolence:
“Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.”

Light & Love:
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

Forgiveness:
"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love"

Togetherness:
"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now"

Collaboration:
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

Take a Stand:
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

Faith:
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase”

The We the People Have a Dream initiative is about leaving a country to our children where they will be judged by the content of their character and understand that nonviolence means not only refusing to shoot a man, but also refusing to hate him.