CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—August 14, 2017. The interfaith community of Chicago is gathering prayerfully in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville – and all those who courageously resist the white supremacist racism that grips our country. The gathering will take place on Monday, August 14 beginning at noon at the Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 South Dearborn in downtown Chicago.
Our gathering will summon the most sacred elements of our common faith traditions:
–to proclaim the transformative power of love,
– to stand with the oppressed,
– to fight for the liberation of all.
Muslim Peace Coalition
First Trinity Lutheran Chuch of the Trinity
Jewish Voice for Peace – Chicago
Christian Peacemaker Teams
American Friends Service Commitee – Chicago
Beth Emet – The Free Synagogue
Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago
Interfaith Worker Justice
2nd Baptist Church of Evanston
American Muslims for Palestine
Congregation Makom Shalom
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
Lake Street Church of Evanston
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
InterReligious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary
NOTE: In lieu of support for this event, the participants are encouraged give to the GoFundMe Campaign to help the family of Heather Heyer, the innocent woman killed in Charlottesville, of blessed memory: https://www.gofundme.com/our-sisters-keeper-heatherheyer
JVP-Chicago is the local branch of Jewish Voice for Peace (www.jvp.org), a national, grassroots organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality, and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine. Jewish Voice for Peace has over 200,000 online supporters, over 60 chapters, a youth wing, a Rabbinic Council, an Artist Council, an Academic Advisory Council, and an Advisory Board made up of leading U.S. intellectuals and artists.