Fifty years ago Time magazine (2/21/1964) did a story on Community Renewal Society (then known as the Chicago City Missionary Society) that described us as “a kind of spiritual commando unit” (commando is military language for a special operations unit).
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Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ
As America began to gear up for its incredibly wasteful (over 40 trillion dollars since 1972) and utterly futile War on Drugs, there were three critical federal actions that contributed to our current vastly over-militarized police forces.
Rev. Curtiss Paul DeYoung was part of a small delegation of clergy and activists attending the governor’s signing of a minimum wage ballot initiative in Pilsen on Sunday, June 22nd. The delegation also included our board members Jaquie Algee, Michelle Day, and Larry Greenfield.