Saturday, February 28, 2015

Training the Next Wave of Justice Advocates: "Confronting Pharaoh" with CRS and LSEA

Marc Chagall, Moses and Aaron Before Pharaoh
The Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance (LSEA) is teaming with Community Renewal Society (CRS) to bring training to budding social justice activists in the Logan Square community.

The CRS "Confronting Pharaoh" sessions "train congregations to fight for justice . . . and win!"

Two trainings have been scheduled:

Part 1: Saturday, March 14, 2015 (REVISED)
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square
2649 N Francisco Avenue

Part 2: Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square
2649 N Francisco Avenue

Cost is free for members of Community Renewal Society member congregations; $30 per person otherwise. (Questions about CRS membership? Please contact Maria Torres (224) 241-1096

In these two training sessions, participants will:

* Reflect on what the scripture call to "do justice" means for your community.

* Learn more about how your church's ministries affect the world -- and how to make a deeper impact.

* Understand power and what it takes to make real change.

* Build relationships with other leaders ready to take action.

* Create strong teams to act together and create change.

* Identify and develop new leaders in your church.

* Learn to identify the most vital issues affecting your neighborhood.

* Move your congregation into public action to speak truth to power.

Want to tackle the injustices in our communities -- poverty, racism, and education inequality --but not sure how? Attend CRS' JUSTICE TRAINING!

About CRS: "Community Renewal Society is a progressive, faith-based organization that works to eliminate race and class barriers. Founded in 1882, Community Renewal informs, organizes and trains both communities and individuals to advocate for social and economic justice." (More at )