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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

  • December Thanksgivings

    December Thanksgivings

    For December, St. Luke’s wants to thank the Public Faith Team, who offered their time and effort to the Illinois Fair Tax campaign. At a time when traditional modes of advocacy were either unavailable or rapidly changing, these folks took up an important initiative that sought to provide better funding for public goods and servicesRead More
  • Environmental Racism Resources, Working Groups, and more!

    Environmental Racism Resources, Working Groups, and more!

    On Wilderness Sunday, September 20, 2020, in a gathering on Zoom sponsored by the Antiracism Ministry, Katie Maxwell and Iván A Pérez provided an overview of environmental racism and environmental justice. We discussed the ways in which systemic racism impacts our natural world, and pollution and climate change disproportionately harm communities of color...
  • One Year of Antiracism Ministry – Fall 2020 Update

    One Year of Antiracism Ministry – Fall 2020 Update

    More than one year ago, our congregation established an Antiracism Ministry and embarked on an intentional, long-term process to discern how we can transform into an antiracist congregation, intentionally dismantle systemic racism, and equitably grow the kingdom of God...
  • Pride Month at St. Luke’s

    Pride Month at St. Luke’s

    This June is PRIDE MONTH at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square. Pride is the time each year when we remember the powerful uprising led by trans women of color at Stonewall, celebrate LGBTQIA+ people, and recommit ourselves to the work of liberation for all...
  • Holy Week 2020

    Holy Week 2020

    Welcome to the week that the church has set aside to remember the mystery of Christ's passion, death, and resurrection. It gives me great strength and wonder to know that even as our world faces global crisis--pandemic exacerbated by pre-existing injustice--Christians around the world this week will open their Bibles, gather around their computer screens, sing across alleyways, and recite from memory the story that has always been the sure foundation of our faith...