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 for

Lathrop Action Continues…a note from Pastor Bruce Ray

Hi everyone, On Monday, I attended the Lathrop Leadership Team meeting, where the TIF process was on the agenda. However, before I get to the TIF, the Lathrop Local Advisory Council (LAC) has planned a protest at the CHA Board Meeting on June 21.  They will be protesting the elimination of 525 units of public

Public Action for Affordable Housing

Despite overwhelming community opposition to luxury developments at Lathrop Homes, the Milwaukee Twin Towers near the California Blue Line and increased public pressure for actual affordable housing in the First Ward and Chicago, Joe Moreno has consistently ignored the community’s demands. San Lucas UCC recently joined the efforts of SOMOS to make housing genuinely affordable and accessible in our community. We at San Lucas do not believe God sanctions gentrification because we walk with congregation members and neighbors experiencing displacement and its devastation on our families.

70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green

“For 70 years, there stood a Chicago public housing community known as Cabrini Green. Home to thousands, misunderstood by millions, Cabrini Green once towered over Chicago’s most valuable neighborhoods. A looming reminder of inequality and poverty, Cabrini’s high-rises were demolished and an African-American community cleared to make room for another social experiment: mixed-income neighborhoods. Shot