Minnesota State Senate passes the Safe and Supportive Schools Act

PASSED SafeschoolsThe Minnesota State Senate passes the Safe and Supportive Schools Act! This law will take Minnesota from having the weakest anti-bullying law in the country to the strongest. It provides educators, parents and students with tools and resources they need for bullying prevention and intervention.

Learn more: www.outfront.org/safeschools/bill

For free “allies against bullying” curriculum to use in your congregation visit: https://www.reconcilingworks.org/antibullying

This is a great step towards the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s 2011 memorial supporting the prevention of bullying. The following synods also passed this memorial:

Central States
Central/Southern Illinois
Eastern North Dakota
Eastern Washington-Idaho
Florida Bahamas
Grand Canyon
Metropolitan Chicago
Metropolitan New York
Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
Minneapolis Area Synod
New England
New Jersey
North Carolina
Northeastern Iowa
Northeastern Minnesota
Northeastern Pennsylvania
Northern Great Lakes Greater Milwaukee Area
Northern Illinois
Northwestern Minnesota
Rocky Mountain
Saint Paul Synod
South Carolina
South-Central Synod of Wisconsin
Southeastern Iowa
Southeastern Minnesota
Southeastern Pennsylvania
Southern Ohio
Southwestern Minnesota
Southwestern Pennsylvania
Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast
Upstate New York

We rejoice with Minnesota and pray that many Lutherans will prompt their state’s lawmakers to adopt similar policies.

“Let us build a house where love can dwell And all can safely live, A place where saints and children tell How hearts learn to forgive.” – “All Are Welcome” by Marty Haugen