Igniting - Calling Forth
"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
― Audre Lorde
“A miracle is when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A miracle is when one plus one equals a thousand.”
― Frederick Buechner
“It's good to do uncomfortable things. It's weight training for life.”
― Anne Lamott
“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives”
― Audre Lorde
“The future depends on what you do today.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Calling forth the world we seek

No groups have greater potential to transform our communities than people of faith. We gather in common purpose. We develop bonds as strong as family. We hold visions of a healed world and commit ourselves to the work of justice and compassion. We are poised to be a sustaining force for justice in the public square.

And yet.

And yet— as people of faith, most of us know more about how to pray and hope for change than how to inspire and create it. Our congregations care well for one another and engage in acts of mercy, but we also need to live out our roles as people of faith in the public square. We need tools and skills to help us work together, drawing from the teachings of our faith traditions to build relationships and shape a society that values all people as beloved.

And so…the Kaleo Center.

Kaleo Center stands at the intersection of faith and public life, joining faith leaders and communities as powerful forces for change. We prepare and inspire faithful leadership for the world through our degrees, concentrations, certificates and trainings in social transformation. We research effective strategies, teach core competencies and strengthen the best practices needed for faithful social change.

This hurting world needs the engaged imaginations of people of faith: our deepest capacity, our strongest voice and our most effective action. If justice is your calling, Kaleo Center is calling you.

Upcoming Events

Who Gets Cake? A Womanist Response to the Religious Freedom to Discriminate


Time: 9:00 am - 10:45 am
Place: SpringHouse Ministry Center, 610 W. 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Session I: Telling Our Stories, Learning Our Power


Time: 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Place: United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, 3000 5th Street NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

Inner Journey | Embodied Spirituality with Sara Wilhelm Garbers


Time: 9:00 am - 10:45 am
Place: SpringHouse Ministry Center, 610 W. 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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