Common Good – Interfaith Community   

Common Good was created when a group of individuals from a variety of faith traditions wanted a way to get to know their neighbors of different faiths, cultures, races and ethnicities, etc.  The group has partnered with organizations such as:

  • Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR)
  • Minnesota Council of Churches
  • Minnesota Interfaith Network
  • South Metro Interfaith Community
  • St. Paul Interfaith Network

Mission Statement:  

“Common Good” is a faith-based initiative that facilitates personal friendships across religious, ethnic, racial and all other boundaries through conversations, sharing of stories, and engaging community events.  We celebrate our shared values and strive to be non-partisan, non-judgmental and genuinely concerned for the common good of all people. We are based in Burnsville and open to all.

We have hosted a variety of formal and informal discussions about the differences and similarities between religions and the meaning they bring to our lives.  These events are held in different churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples as well as libraries and parks, etc.  We have hosted potlucks, iftar dinners, picnics*, etc. and during the pandemic, we met via Zoom.  

* Common Good Picnic – July, 2019