LIVE FREE CHICAGO congregations embrace the notion of their institutional body as a base for building moral power and a movement for racial and economic justice. Specific tactics include:

  • Hosting Sabbath events where clergy and congregations preach, pray, and fast in ways that connect their faith tradition to the pressing social issues of the day.

  • Hosting community events (e.g., panels, candidate forums, trainings, phone banking, etc.)

  • Participating in local actions and mobilizing efforts (lending a moral voice to public events and rallies, participating in meetings with public officials, joining and initiating boycotts and divestment actions).

  • Leading and participating in non-violent civil disobedience and protest

Chicago Families who have been effected by Gun Violence pose together at an “End Gun Violence Together” Event sponsored by Toms, Live Free and other local gun violence prevention organizations.

Chicago Families who have been effected by Gun Violence pose together at an “End Gun Violence Together” Event sponsored by Toms, Live Free and other local gun violence prevention organizations.

Increase the Peace Event in Englewood on the south side of Chicago sponsored by Live Free Chicago Partner Churches and other local organizations.

Increase the Peace Event in Englewood on the south side of Chicago sponsored by Live Free Chicago Partner Churches and other local organizations.