Community Renewal Society Blogs

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

Martin Luther King Faith in Action Assembly

We asked the candidates about issues that are most important to our communities and align with CRS’ 2018 Platform for Renewal.

Martin Luther King Faith in Action Assembly

CRS held an accountability session with several aldermen regarding police reforms at our recent Martin Luther King Faith in Action Assembly.

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

Guns

The fight to license gun dealers in Illinois is not over, even though SB 1657, the Gun Dealer Licensing Act, was not called for a vote.

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.

Gun violence touches all of us. Last year in Illinois more than 4,300 people were shot and 720 died, many of them children. We can do something now...

Chicago Police Department Reform

Community Renewal Society is committed to police accountability and reform that centers the needs of those most directly impacted by police misconduct.

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...

Chicago Police

With the support of the Mayor, the Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Chicago to ensure that the CDP implements recommended DOJ reforms...

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