To kick-off our LGBTQ Justice campaign, we are hoping to hold two book studies in March. We hope you’ll indicate your interest by signing up.
Five centuries ago monk and academic Martin Luther stood up to say the Church can do better. Today that’s still the case.
The Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance (LSEA), of which St. Luke’s is a founding member, has been selected by the faculty of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) to receive their annual “Community of the Cross” award.
Finally, in the 35th ward, we may find the promise of “room at the inn” – housing justice and development that prioritizes people over profit. With this action, LSEA celebrates the hope of “room at the inn,” even while we continue to demand full public/affordable housing justice.
As our first midweek worship service coincides with the global observance of World AIDS Day, we will gather this Thursday, December 1st at 7pm to remember those we have lost, and to draw strength from the witness of those whose determination and perseverance continue to change the world for good.
After our campaign to support the work of the Center for Changing Lives wraps up in December, we will start a new campaign focused on social justice issues impacting the LGBTQ community. There are many opportunities to explore. What organizations will we engage and support? What type of advocacy do we want to promote? What type of service work should we do?
The Social Justice Committee and Church Council have been in dialogue this summer about moving forward with a new structure for how the St Luke’s community can live out our collective call to “act with justice and righteousness” (Jeremiah 22:3).
The 1,000 Mile March will recreate a portion of King’s historic 1966 march into Marquette Park and celebrate the tremendous efforts of community members, organizations and institutions to create a more just city, while recognizing that we still have many more miles to go.
We lament in particular the 300th death in Chicago due to violence this year including 13 deaths over Father’s Day weekend.
This love is not for idyllic times alone, but for facing into the faces of the powers and principalities that would limit our witness!