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Campus ministry retreat explores prayer

Currently, in their seventh semester, the Inclusive Collective is a relaunch of a ministry that was known as Agape House. They recently held their fall retreat at Wesley Woods, where 25 young adults spent the weekend building community, worshiping and exploring prayer. 

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Dos and Don’ts in an election season

As mid-term elections approach here are a couple of important things to remember. First, The Book of Resolutions encourages our call as United Methodist to not just be observers but to care enough about others, take a stand and call each other into a response no matter how controversial or complex. Taking an active stance in society is important. 

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Immigration ministry honors champions for justice

About 150 people attended the annual Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors (NIJFON) fundraiser on Oct. 14 to support their ongoing work to provide high quality, free legal services for immigrants.

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CONAM and the Native American ministry of presence

The NIC Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) says it's never too early or too late to hold a Native American Sunday service.

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Bishop's statement on Van Dyke verdict

All eyes around the country have been on Chicago the last few weeks during the trial against Jason Van Dyke, a police officer who killed Laquan McDonald while on duty. There is no joy in his second degree murder conviction because he was not the only one on trial. We must continue to cry out and work for justice for brown and black persons who are targeted and failed by our policing, political, governmental and political systems as well as social networks. 

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An Open Letter from Courtroom 500 to the Chicago Faith Community

Now is a time for unity in the faith community. It is not a time separate into denominational divisions and sectarian separatism. It is essential for members of the faith community to work together with the outcome being more than a “photo-op or sound bite.” We are urging faith community leaders to respond to this historic moment pastorally, prophetically and politically. 

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