Voices from the Community

CRS leaders share their perspectives on faith and policy.

FORCE leader, Floyd Stafford, recently testified before the Illinois House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee to support HB 494 to remove life-time hiring bans in schools for people with past drug convictions who have turned their lives around.

We come today to not only stand for justice, and to secure justice, but because we have been summoned to do justice. We come with a sense of a divine calling; a “MUST” has been laid upon us; an irresistible compulsion.

Minister Ron Howell, from Metropolitan Community Church, shares his concerns over Gov. Rauner's proposed budget cuts which threaten vital social service programs provided by community organizations like "The Children's Place".

At the July 24, 2014 Reclaim Campaign public meeting with Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans, Rev. Griffin testified about the need to create partnership and called for commitments to restorative justice practices that can help prevent violence in our city.

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