West Side ministers call out Rev. Franklin Graham for silence on Black church desecrations

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.

The spiritual stimulus plan

Now is the time to take stock of your life, says Daryl Satcher. Just as it is vital in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic to boost your immune system and get plenty of rest, you also should boost your mind, body and soul, Satcher says.

Churches urge members on ‘Census Sunday’ to be counted

A virtual “all souls count” is being held Sunday, March 29 in an effort to boost participation in the 2020 Census, just days before the April 1st Census Day. This weekend’s campaign is being organized by the Counting on Chicago Coalition (COCC). The coalition – which includes several West Side social services agencies – has been tasked with reaching the most marginalized populations such as African Americans, the young and mobile, people with disabilities and ex-offenders.