Serving Our Neighbors, Transforming Society

We are sent out to do God’s work in the world. We are transformed by radical welcome, by the stories of our faith, and by the real presence of God - and that transformation means that not only our lives, but also our communities and our world must look different. When we work for justice, we enact God’s love in public. When we work for justice, we conspire with God in the work of ever re-creating, sustaining, and redeeming all of creation.

Justice work at St. Luke’s takes many forms. We engage directly with our neighbors in need as volunteers with service providers. We attend city council meetings and partner with grassroots community organizations. And we march through the streets in public witness to God’s love in the face of injustice.

Justice Posts

  • Pride Parade 2017

    Pride Parade 2017

    The Chicago Coalition for Welcoming Churches is number 50...
  • Joint call to Prayer, Fasting, & Advocacy

    Joint call to Prayer, Fasting, & Advocacy

    Yesterday, the presiding bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church issued a joint invitation to a season of prayer, fasting and advocacy. The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA and The Most Reverend Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, extended this call out of concern forREAD MORE
  • Out of Many, One

    Out of Many, One

    St. Luke’s and our pastor, Rev. Erik Christensen have signed their names to this public statement of solidarity and hope that ran as an advertisement the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, May 14, 2017:
  • “Captain of the Bible Quiz Team”: Director’s Note.

    “Captain of the Bible Quiz Team”: Director’s Note.

    “Captain of the Bible Quiz Team” is a solo show that follows a first-call pastor to his home congregation in the midst of the 2009 ELCA decision on LGBTQ+ clergy. Addressing familial tensions and what makes and breaks community, the script provokes us to question what structures we value. I wish this play were noREAD MORE
  • LSNA’s 55th Annual Congress

    LSNA’s 55th Annual Congress

    LSNA’S 55TH ANNUAL CONGRESS Tuesday, May 16, 2017   Part of the On the Table Series organized by the Chicago Community Trust   McAuliffe Elementary School 1841 N Springfield Ave   5:30 Registration 6:00 Program   What is the opposite of gentrification? How can diverse working-class communities organize to determine the kind of development thatREAD MORE