hope

The Coronavirus vaccine rolled out this week.  We watched Vice President Mike Pence and health care workers receive a shot of hope.  Congress is likely to pass a bipartisan bill providing an additional shot of economic hope this Christmas.  But the greatest shot of hope is not given at Christmas – it IS Christmas. The…

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thankful

Pandemics, elections, racial tensions, economic instability.  These are the circumstances we are living in right now.  All of which are fraught with uncertainty.  Amidst all this uncertainty, it can feel difficult to be thankful as we approach Thanksgiving.  How could Paul write: “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ…

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voting

Voting has begun.  Millions of Americans have already voted and millions more will vote this Tuesday.  Please vote.  We have the privilege in this country to participate in elections.  But those who follow Christ should vote loosely.  We are not people of a party, but a party of people set apart from this world.  Our…

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pandemic

by Judy Miller The COVID-19 pandemic has permeated every crevice of our society and has shone a light into some of our dustiest corners. The world of work is one of these corners. We have seen tens of thousands of our neighbors lose their jobs. Many others have seen a shift in their work. Some…

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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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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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care

You did it!  You successfully brought justice and hope to nearly 1,000 vulnerable neighbors through the compassionate care campaign.  Allow us to share some of your stories and the opportunity to be part of a new May Justice Roll campaign. The success of the Compassionate Care Campaign On March 14 I met with our COO…

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