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Stories Interfatih Leaders Cannot Share in Worship

Contact: Pastor Daniel Tallon Ruen • Grace Lutheran Church • 847.804.3010

Leaders in faith communities are always looking for stories to help their traditions come alive in sermons, text studies, rallies, and meetings. But some stories…just don’t fit. They aren’t quite appropriate for faith community ‘Prime Time.’ No longer. The time has come to hear some engaging tales from the cutting room floor. You are cordially invited to attend the first-ever, ‘Not Ready for Prime (Pulpit) Time,’ a storytelling event in support of The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival on Sunday, June 2nd, 7pm at Grace Lutheran Church (1430 South Boulevard, Evanston, IL 60202) in Evanston.

The Illinois PPC delegation is looking for funds to get us to Washington D.C. from June 17-19th. Please come and enjoy some great stories and support a national, broad-based movement that addresses racism, poverty, the war economy, and environmental degradation. We ask for a $20 donation to help support us in this endeavor. If the event is a success, it is highly likely that similar church fundraisers will take place in the future.

“The life of a pastor is filled with stories begging to be told, but not quite right for most situations – stories that are a little too weird, too awkward, too personal, or too revealing for polite company,” said Pastor Erik Christensen, a professor of liturgy at The Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. “But, given the chance and the right setting, we’re dying to tell these stories. This event lets us put those tall tales in service of a great cause, the Poor People’s Campaign.”

Pastor Christensen joins ten interfaith speakers for the fundraiser, representing the traditions of Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. A primary goal of The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, is to link arms across religion, ethnicity, class, and politics to address the four pillars of the campaign, in the spirit of the first Poor People’s Campaign begun by The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and Marian Wright Edelman in 1968.


Grace Lutheran Church • 1430 South Blvd • Evanston, IL

$20 Suggested Donation All Funds Go To Support the Illinois Poor People’s Campaign’s trip to Washington, DC
Stories and Illustrations Your Faith Leader Could Not Share In Worship!


• Asayo Horibe, Buddhist Council of the Midwest, Evanston
• Hind Makki, Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition, Orland Park.
• Rabbi Rachel Weiss, The Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston
• Pastor Elizabeth Palmer, The Christian Century, Chicago
• Pastor Michael Nabors, Second Baptist Church, Evanston
• Pastor Michael Kirby, Northminster Presbyterian, Evanston
• Pastor Betty Landis, Grace Lutheran Church, La Grange
• Pastor Erik Christensen, Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago
• Rabbi Andrea London, Beth Emet Synagogue, Evanston
• Pastor Erin Coleman Branchaud, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Logan Square
• Pastor Daniel Tallon Ruen, Grace Lutheran Church, Evanston

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