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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

  • 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...
  • Jesus was incarcerated pre-trial

    Jesus was incarcerated pre-trial

    Over 2,000 years ago Jesus was unjustly arrested and incarcerated pre-trial.  Today, in Cook County over 2,000 people - mostly Black and Brown people - are trapped in jail during a global pandemic, just because they cannot afford bail...
  • Important updates from St. Luke’s Council

    Important updates from St. Luke’s Council

    Grace and peace to you in this unique time. As with all aspects of communal life right now, St. Luke’s is reimagining what it means to be in community with one another. Your Council has been working alongside the staff to discern what our immediate future will be. We write with a few important updates...
  • Antiracism Ministry during COVID-19

    Antiracism Ministry during COVID-19

    On March 22, 2020, the St. Luke’s Antiracism Ministry gathered via Zoom to discuss Chapter 6 of “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo and check in on our health and well being as a result of COVID-19 and the Illinois shelter-in-place order, including the racially harmful ways in which the coronavirus has been referenced...