A Pastoral Message on Juneteenth, the Emanuel Nine, and the fight for voting rights

Today voting rights are once again under attack in our nation and people of faith have a role to play in the fight to protect and expand voting rights. To commemorate this day, and as part of a national effort on securing voting rights, I invite each of you to join me, Dr. Marvin Wickware, and a number of LSTC alumni from across Chicago at a public action in support of voting rights next Monday, June 21 at Chicago’s Federal Plaza at noon.

Resolved: A New Year

The lesson I take from these findings is this: that the sense of urgency I feel on this particular day of the year to do something new, something better, something effective, powerful and lasting will quickly dissipate unless I find a way to do it with others. This means the resolutions I make need to make space for the resolutions you may be making as well, which means we each need to hear one another’s stories of resolve.