“For 70 years, there stood a Chicago public housing community known as Cabrini Green. Home to thousands, misunderstood by millions, Cabrini Green once towered over Chicago’s most valuable neighborhoods. A looming reminder of inequality and poverty, Cabrini’s high-rises were demolished and an African-American community cleared to make room for another social experiment: mixed-income neighborhoods. Shot
According to their website, the Black Youth Project is committed to producing research about the ideas, attitudes, and experiences of young black people; providing a platform for their voices and perspectives; and mobilizing young people and their allies to make positive change and build the world within which they want to live.
This Sunday, March 6, the social justice committee will be meeting after church. We will gather immediately after the service and head somewhere in the neighborhood for lunch and a meeting. If you are interested, please join us. Contact Rachel Coffee, firstname.lastname@example.org, 262-498-9133, for more details about this or future meetings.
The monthly social justice offering for March has been designated for Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. As many of you are aware, LSSI has recently had to make many cuts to programs and staff given the financial problems caused by the state budget impasse. Serving Illinois since 1867, LSSI is a statewide, not-for-profit social service
“But seek the welfare of the city… and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” — Jeremiah 29:7 Members of the Southeastern Michigan Synod are serving their neighbors in the wake of the lead-poisoned water crisis in Flint by addressing the immediate need for clean drinking
The ultimate goal of RefugeeOne’s programs is to help refugee families become self-reliant in as few as 6-9 months.
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.
“By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:78-79 Advent Vespers Wednesdays, Dec. 2,9,16,23 6:30 – 7:15pm Elijah’s Pantry Children’s Christmas
.The priority for this survey is to hear from people and communities that are most impacted by health disparities or are under-served.
On Wednesday, November 4, ALSO will hold a “Benefit for Peace” at Pizano’s on Division St. It will be a fun-filled evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and music by ALSO’s New Level Sound – all for a good cause!