St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square & Palm Sunday Rally Against Violence

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12-pastorsSt. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square and a group of churches on Chicago’s Northwest Side united on Palm Sunday to form an anti-violence network that encourages community members to step up and promote peace in the streets. 

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square hosted the ecumenical Palm Sunday rally “A Remedy for Violence”.  Proclaim member Rev. Erik Christensen has been the pastor at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square since 2006.  

Photo on the right:  “I will be a remedy for violence!” Pastor Bruce, Pastor Erik Christensen of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square, and St. Luke’s members Jessica Schimpff, Will Storm (seminarian), and Noel Spain.

The event was covered in the Chicago area media, including the Chicago Tribune:

Leaders and members of several community organizations spoke to more than 50 people — including little children — about the root causes of violence, from poverty to homelessness to unemployment.  At the beginning of the forum, people gathered in the front of the room as they sang, chanted and held signs calling for an end to the violence. Some who attended also shared stories about losing jobs, spending time in prison and dealing with violence in schools.

Read the full article by Jennifer Delgado here.  

Univision has Spanish language video coverage of the event available here

More photos of the event are on the Remedy for Violence is a project of Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance (LSEA) and ALSO (Alliance of Local Service Organizations) can be accessed here

In response to the Palm Sunday event, “A Remedy for Violence,” at St. Luke’s the Chicago Tribune journalist Robert Koehler wrote this piece

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