|"H O S A N N A !"|
Pastor Bruce Ray of Kimball Avenue Church welcomes
participants to the gathering.
|"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.
|Lori Crowder, Executive Director of the Alliance of Local|
Service Organizations (ALSO), with Jennifer De Leon.
|"Tu vida es mi vida!"|
Members of Humboldt Park United Methodist and their signs.
|Participants signed a banner reading "I will be a remedy for violence" and|
"Yo sere un remedio a la violencia!" The banner will be carried by
community members in ALSO's June 8 Walk for Justice.
|Pastor Ramon Nieves provides an interview for the Univision coverage of the event.|
Think back on everything that has happened in the last year. Is it time for things to quiet down? To have a "nice" spring? To sit back and be entertained by the usual presidential campaign circus?
(See Occupy Palm Sunday in 2016)
I've been thinking about the Occupy movement and what it has to do with Christian witness. The conclusion I've come to is: a lot! In fact, I think it's central to our understanding of what Christ's life and death meant.
(See Occupy Palm Sunday! on the Scarry Thoughts blog )
Chicago, March 29, 2012 -- Members of congregations from across Logan Square and Humboldt Park streamed from their respective houses of worship to the Logan Square monument at the end of services on April 1 to Occupy Palm Sunday! Participants sang and chanted songs of protest and praise as they occupied the green space at Kedzie, Milwaukee and Logan Boulevard . . . .
(See Occupy Palm Sunday! in Logan Square)
On Palm Sunday (April 13, 2014) the Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance (LSEA) hosted its 3rd annual public witness at the Logan Square monument from 12pm—1pm. As in previous years, we gathered to celebrate the very public and political nature of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and his call to people of faith to resist the values of empire and seek instead “the kingdom of heaven.”
(See What do we want? SALVATION! When do we want it? NOW! )