On Palm Sunday, the church celebrates Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and Jesus’s journey toward the cross. We commit ourselves to pave the way for well-being in our neighborhood. We wave our palm branches and usher in mental health justice, paving the way with our faith and our commitment to act…
“It is fitting that my first protest was through church, given that faith has always been my motivation for working for social change. With this experience as a gateway, I became more involved in faith-based community organizing and developed my pastoral identity as a change agent in the community.”
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
“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 no
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.
I shied away from LGBT justice work. It was just too controversial for me. What would my family think? It was better to sit this one out…
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?
While already creative, CCL feels talking about money in our community and institutions is a radical practice that yields both individual and communal benefits as a common language about money is developed.
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).
We lament in particular the 300th death in Chicago due to violence this year including 13 deaths over Father’s Day weekend.