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.
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.
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.
YOU’RE INVITED TO THE Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance GUTTER “BALL” (Where the Church Meets in the Alley) Sunday, June 5, 2016 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm * at Diversey River Bowl 2211 W. Diversey Parkway (at Logan Blvd.) Enjoy 2 Hours of Bowling Pizza and Soft Drinks while getting to know brothers and sisters from
On Sunday, March 20, 2016 members of Kimball Avenue Church, Nuestra Señora de las Americas, and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square met for worship at Diversey River Bowl before a joint procession with palms to the Rally for Public Housing at Lathrop Homes.
For the 5th year in a row, St. Luke’s will be joining the other members of the Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance (LSEA) for a joint public witness to our faith in Jesus – who entered Jerusalem on the back of a donkey to disrupt business as usual on the day we now celebrate as Palm
I pray that you will make space in your life for this season to offer its gifts to you. Lent is not a punishment for sin, but a call to return to the abundant life God desires for you and for the whole creation.
Just as Mary and Joseph were turned away, this plan would turn away low-income and working class families from Chicago’s North Side. In effect, the plan would use public funds to further segregate Chicago.
At our last meeting we identified three local justice issues that are a high priority: 1.) Housing Insecurity (Homelessness and Displacement), 2.)
Poverty (Wages and Income Inequality), 3.) Education (School Closures and Funding Inequality)
In preparation for July 28th we’ve invited everyone to bring answers to the following questions …
Next Sunday, March 29th, is Palm Sunday. As we have done for many years, we’ll be starting worship 15 minutes early for an ecumenical blessing of the palms with our neighbors at Episcopal Church of the Advent. This year we’ll also be joined by their sister parish, Nuestra Señora de las Americas (NSA).