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Gun Violence Assembly

“ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!” has been designed as an interconference, faith-rooted Teach-in and Café Conversation sponsored by the Indiana and Northern Illinois Conferences of The United Methodist Church. This half-day assembly is designed to equip and engage participants in principles and practices to effectively implement congregation and community-based gun violence prevention strategies.

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Author speaks on Emmett Till Chicago connection

It was a time of reflecting and rejoicing at the Northern Illinois Conference’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. service on Jan. 20 at Faith United Methodist Church in Orland Park, Ill. The service was filled with prayers, music and honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King who would have turned 90 this year. 

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Tim Tyson keynote at Martin Luther King Celebration

Bishop Sally Dyck invites you to this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. annual celebration on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. at  Faith UMC, 15101 S 80th Ave., Orland Park, IL. Distinguished author Timothy B. Tyson is our special guest and will speak on “Emmett Till: The Chicago Connection then and now.” 

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Conversation circle creates space for openness

A Restorative Justice (RJ) “talking circle” was held at Maple Park United Methodist Church on October 18. The 20 people who participated in the circle included community organizers, neighborhood block club leaders, Chicago Police Officers, Imago Dei Youth Mentoring Program, Maple Park UMC members and volunteers with the Chicago Alternative to Incarceration Collaborative. 

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Justice 4 Laquan

Update: United Methodists gather for worship and prayer in front of the courthouse at 2650 S. California in Chicago crying out for justice for Laquan McDonald as the murder trial against Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke continues.

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Bishop calls for prayers for the City of Chicago

As the Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke trial gets underway, Bishop Sally Dyck is asking all United Methodist churches in Northern Illinois to pray for the city of Chicago! 

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