Some of the things we do…

Vigil August 2014

Weekly Peace Vigil, Every Friday 5 – 6 pm, N-E corner of Lincoln Highway and First Street. Join us at any time! At 6 pm, we circle briefly for announcements and updates on local peace and justice activities.

“Caring for Incarcerated People and Their Families,” Panel Discussion.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7:10 PM
NIU, Capitol Room of Holmes Student Center
Kairos outside
Participants include:

  • Rev. William Andrews, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church of Chicago, whose goal is to serve the church through teaching, writing and prison ministry.
  • Liz Scipior, Board Member of KAIROS (for women who have loved ones in prison)
  • Mark Clements, prisoner for 28 years, later exonerated (torture victim of John Burge of Chicago Police Dept)
  • George Guiterrez, Chaplain DeKalb County Jail in Sycamore.

Study and Action.   The Interfaith Network is reading Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: of the Network are working in our community to learn more about the effects of mass incarceration and to take action.

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Videos of this March 20, 2014 event are now available:

Speakers and forums have included (see Events Page for more info on the speakers)

  • Three women who stand for peace (Media Benjamin, Kathy Kelly, Ann Wright)
  • Human rights in Sri Lanka
  • Memorial Day parade, witnessing to those who have died from Illinois
  • David Kraft speaking on nuclear power
  • Kathy Kelly program on Palestine
  • Conversations with DeKalb mayoral candidates on the topics of interfaith, peace, justice, and network

Scholarships for graduating DeKalb High School seniors