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

  • March to Springfield

    March to Springfield

    For almost two years, the state of Illinois hasn't had a budget. In that time, the state has made de facto cuts that have had devastating effects on the people of Illinois - and on poor and vulnerable communities in particular...
  • Pastor Erik’s #OccupyPalmSunday Speech

    Pastor Erik’s #OccupyPalmSunday Speech

    Today we are insisting on a new social contract. A contract that holds the people charged with defending and protecting us accountable for their deeds and misdeeds. A contract that does not criminalize poverty. A contract that does not collude with detentions and deportations.
  • #OccupyPalmSunday 2017

    #OccupyPalmSunday 2017

    This year’s action will begin with a joint worship service at Humboldt Park United Methodist Church (2120 N. Mozart St.) beginning at 10:30am and ending by noon. Following a light lunch for those marching, there will be a street parade — a procession with palm branches and signs — ending on the east side of Palmer Square.
  • LGBTQ Book Studies

    LGBTQ Book Studies

    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.
  • Bishop Elizabeth Eaton’s “Big Class”

    Bishop Elizabeth Eaton’s “Big Class”

    Five centuries ago monk and academic Martin Luther stood up to say the Church can do better. Today that's still the case.