Torchlighter

COVID-19 has increased legal needs by 30%!  As temporary aid expires and moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures end, that percentage will only go up.  Concerns for health are only aggravated by all the uncertainty. Child abuse and intimate partner abuse are on the rise.  Laws are flying off the shelf, but who can understand them? …

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one hour

COVID-19 has exposed weaknesses in our system.  Health and education are discussed heavily, but just as broken is access to our justice system.  Law is complicated and yet every area of life is impacted by it.  The confusion and uncertainty surrounding legal issues fuels anxiety and stress.  Our neighbors need help now more than ever. …

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education

By Damien Howard Education is foundational to success.  This is why education is one of the pillars of Together Chicago along with a partnership with Administer Justice to establish neighborhood gospel justice centers.  Damien shares why equitable education opportunity is so critical. Hello Neighbor! That is how I usually greet my friends serving alongside me…

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politics

I recently caught up with my friend Eugene Cho as he transitions to take on his new role as President of Bread for the World.   I wanted to ask him about his new book, Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk:  A Christian’s Guide to Engaging Politics.  Here’s what he had to say. Q: Why did…

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father

Fathers matter.  While it is common to attack fathers for being absent in families or an abusive presence, there are many fathers leaving justice legacies through courage, conviction and care.  Thank you for representing the heartbeat of our heavenly father. The Heartbeat of a Father Demonstrates Justice Through Courage You would take a bullet for…

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breathe

“I can’t breathe”.  The cry of George Floyd echoed loudly across the nation this week.  Collectively we could not breathe as we watched another black man unjustly lose his life.  We must not allow the response of a few to overshadow the actions of many who are demanding change. Breathe Do you yearn to breathe…

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American

By Rev. Alvin C. Bibbs, Sr. Recently I have been stunned by the mixed reactions of people from different economic, racial and social backgrounds across this nation linked to the tragic murder of Ahmaud Arbery. A young 25-year-old, African American male was simply out jogging and getting in his exercise before continuing his day, as…

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social justice

By: Kevin Drendel  Many social justice warriors believe the Church has abandoned the cause of justice. Many in the Church believe that social justice has abandoned the Gospel. Meanwhile, God’s heart is to proclaim good news to the poor. Jesus began his ministry when he read from Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is on…

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generous

Giving Tuesday Now is this Tuesday, May 5.  The global organizers moved the traditional Tuesday after Thanksgiving up to allow you to join a generous response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.   This opportunity taps into the power of human connection and grassroots generosity.  We invite you to join this generous movement with a…

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