It takes a village to stand up to violence because no one is safe!

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In this time, in which our children are dying because of violence and many feel its threat in their everyday lives, people of good-will must stand up. The Chicago Metropolitan Association Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ and Chicago Theological Seminary will hold a press conference about a resolution which demands that our legislative leaders take steps to address this plague among us. The resolution, which goes before the Illinois Conference and then the General Synod of the United Church of Christ, calls upon Congress to hold public hearings to shine a light on the problem of violence in our society.

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Church leaders led by Rev. Anthony Williams, pastor of First Congregational Church of Berwyn, Stephen G. Ray Jr., president of Chicago Theological Seminary and Rev. Lisa M. Goods, Senior Pastor of Kenwood UCC and Director of Community Life at Chicago Theological Seminary, will join business and political leaders for a press conference to address the issue of violence and this particular response. We invite the media and all people of goodwill to join us.

Date: June 6, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th St. Chicago IL 60637

About the Chicago Metropolitan Association Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ
The Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ is blessed to be woven from strands of a vast variety of rich traditions that make up the UCC, both those that represent the historical denominational merger of 1957, and many that have added vibrant threads and emerging patterns to who we are, racially, ethnically, socially and liturgically. Formed in 1964, The Illinois Conference came into being through a consolidation of the North Illinois Synod of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Conference of Illinois.

About Chicago Theological Seminary
Based on Chicago’s South Side, CTS is committed to creating leaders for the next generation of religious leadership, whatever that may be. A leader in social justice, CTS is committed to interreligious engagement and LGBTQIA, gender, racial, and environmental justice.

CTS is a seminary affiliated with the United Church of Christ and an academic home to students from over 40 faith traditions. Since its inception in 1855, CTS has pushed the boundaries of the church in order to make faith more relevant and transform society toward God’s greater justice and mercy.

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