Justifying Justice

The Illinois Poor People's Campaign 40 Days of Action are taking shape, beginning with actions in Springfield on Mondays May 14, 21 and 28 at 2pm.

On Memorial Day morning, Sunday May 30, 1937, workers gathered at the Steel Workers Organizing Committee union headquarters and then advanced to Republic Steel, one of the largest and most successful steel companies in the country, for a peaceful protest and strike, seeking to sway company ow

You’re action is needed to ensure real and meaningful police accountability reform in Chicago. The City Council is currently considering various proposals for civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department. CRS, as a member of the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA), is fighting to ensure that the civilian oversight entity that is ultimately created gives the community real power to set police department policy and hold public safety officials accountable.

In the years prior to King’s assassination, his sights began to shift towards thinking how a true Beloved Community might be realized in his present world. The pathway to this concept rested in need to escalate the concerns of civil rights, to a need for human rights. The words of his sermons and writings would begin to challenge even more, daring to make claims that poor Blacks and Poor Whites had more in common with each other, than Poor Blacks had with Rich Blacks or Poor Whites had with Rich Whites. Despite a system that systematically proved otherwise, dismantling poverty, King exclaimed, was the key to removing the systems of racism, militarism, and economic injustice on America.

This annual event brings together congregations, organizations, clergy and lay for a moment of assembly, accountability, and action.

'Someday at Christmas' is one of mainstream music's first Christmas songs with an intentional social and political message.

Activist shares important message at 2014 March on Washington. Photo Credit Miki J.

 The challenges are present, the struggle is difficult, and the risks are real, whether as a parent or as an organization.

Mountain Road

Two years ago, while traveling in the remote western region of Ghana, I came across one of the most traumatic experiences I’ve ever happened upon...

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