| December 20, 2020
Black Lives Matters banners at two historical black churches were destroyed last weekend in the nation’s capital after a pro-Trump rally. Faith leaders – including Revs. Ira Acree and Marshall Hatch – want Rev. Graham, a Trump supporter, to condemn these actions. Clergy from Chicago will travel to Washington, D.C., next month to push for healing and reconciliation just days before Joe Biden becomes the 46th president.
| August 31, 2020
A couple dozen people gathered Sunday to remember teenager Elijah Sims, who was killed four years ago, and to call for better witness protection. His case remains unsolved.
| February 8, 2017
Rev. Ira Acree wants the president to come to the West Side and provide the resources and support needed to make all neighborhoods safe and prosperous.
| September 20, 2016
Share your thoughts on what needs to be done to strengthen the West Side and other communities of color.
| February 8, 2016
The senior minister of Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation urges residents living on both sides of Austin Boulevard to come together.
| November 26, 2015
Greater St. John Bible Church’s Thanksgiving dinner tradition preserves soul food heritage each year.
| November 24, 2015
Elected officials, clergy urge residents to peacefully protest and avoid violence after they see the footage of Laquan McDonald’s death.
| February 7, 2015
Malcolm Crawford and Charmaine Rickette will be recognized as Greater St. John Bible celebrates its pastor’s 50th birthday.
| August 7, 2014
Pastors led Wednesday night’s vigil, decrying the lack of investment on the West Side and urging the community to shun violence.
| October 14, 2013
Several pastors met late last week to discuss how to press City Hall to do more for Austin.