Faith Reflections

Contributing authors and speakers share their insights on matters of faith and the community.

Our children and those in poverty need our help!

CRS leader Mark Froseth at Joy! Lutheran Church in Gurnee supports a fair tax because he cares for our children and for those who experience poverty. more

CRS Declaration of Faith

At its most recent meeting on December 11, 2013, the Board of Directors of Community Renewal Society approved this Declaration of Faith. Acting Executive Director Alexander Sharp commends it to you with a few introductory comments and observations. more

A Prophetic Vision

Rev. Phil Blackwell shared this powerful prophetic vision for our community at the Mayor’s Clergy Prayer Breakfast. more

Reclaiming “Chi-raq”

“Chi-raq” is a nickname given to Chicago because the violence epidemic resembles a war zone similar to Iraq. KeAnn Mays-LeNoir testifies about how CRS’ recently launched Reclaim Campaign can make a life saving difference for Chicago’s youth. more

Education Cuts and the Common Good

A good public education has long been considered to be the bedrock of our democracy and our economy, and both are currently in trouble. more

Coal Theology

The destruction observed at the Will Scarlet and Eagle River coal mines demands that we see pollution as a theological problem. more

We call upon the General Assembly to amend the new concealed carry law in order to declare places of worship, pastoral care, and religious instruction as “gun-free.” We ask for the same consideration as libraries, schools, hospitals, and casinos. more

The arc of God’s reign bends toward justice. Join me in prayer as we continue this work. more

Everyone who believes in democracy should at least once in their lifetime (and preferably more than once) journey to Springfield with PCG/CRS. Citizen lobbying is both good for the soul and fun. more

Rev. Eddie Knox reflects on our mission to stop illegal hand guns from reaching our communities, like in the Pullman community where he serves as pastor, during CRS’ Day of Faith at the Capitol. more

1 2 3 4 next ›

“Truth is above harmony. Those who fear disorder more than injustice invariably produce more of both.”

—William Sloane Coffin, Jr.