Advocacy

The Advocacy Committee strives to offer opportunities for the congregation to share Jesus’ love and his call to seek justice by reaching out to make changes in public policies that impact the lives of all God’s people. In keeping with this mission, this subcommittee of the Mission Committee offers opportunities to put faith into action.

The Advocacy Committee also provides educational seminars through the Academy for Faith and Life. For more information about the current issues supported by the Fourth Church Mission Committee, contact Nancy Davis (312.274.3815).

For more information, links to additional advocacy efforts are available here.


Advocacy Letters | Advocacy Issues and Links | Find Your District


Stop the Violence. Invest in Life.

Fourth Church is a gun-free zone.

The Fourth Church World Mission and Social Justice Committee is committed to active involvement in programs and efforts to end violence in all forms in our city.

Please join us in making an investment in the life of our youth.

Consider being a tutor for 1 of the 400 children from disadvantaged neighborhoods who come to Fourth Church each week as part of the Chicago Lights Tutoring program.

Serve as a mentor at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm (444 W. Chicago)

Hire youth for part-time jobs after school.

For more information about Fourth Church’s anti-violence efforts and opportunities to make a difference and invest in life, contact Nancy Davis.

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Advocacy Action Alerts

Peridocally the World Mission and Social Justice Committee sends email action alerts to members of the congregation so they may contact legislative and executive officials to urge action to further justice and well-being for all. 

To subscribe to the Mission and Advocacy newsletter, click here.

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Advocacy Issues and Links

AIDS/HIV
Policy Program of the Community Renewal Society
(formerly Protestants for the Common Good)


Child Abuse
Amnesty International
Association on American Indian Affairs
Child Defense Fund
Policy Program of the Community Renewal Society
Voices for Illinois Children


Domestic Violence/Abuse
Amnesty International
Association on American Indian Affairs
Between Friends
Policy Program of the Community Renewal Society


Education Finance
Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
Policy Program of the Community Renewal Society
Voices for Illinois Children

Environment
American Community Gardening Association
Eco-Justice Collaborative
Faith in Place
Policy Program of the Community Renewal Society


Fair Trade
Chicago Fair Trade
Policy Program of the Community Renewal Society


Gun Control

Amnesty International
Cease Fire
Illinois Council against Handgun Violence
Policy Program of the Community Renewal Society


Health Care

Association on American Indian Affairs
Campaign for Better Healthcare
Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
Children’s Defense Fund
Policy Program of the Community Renewal Society
Voices for Illinois Children


Hunger/Homelessness
Bread for the World
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
CROP Walk
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Illinois Hunger Coalition
Policy Program of the Community Renewal Society
Voices for Illinois Children


Other Advocacy Links
National Council of Churches
PC(USA) Mission Through Advocacy
Presbyterian Legislative Action Center
Presbyterian Witness in Washington
Project Vote Smart
Illinois General Assembly
League of Women Voters

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Local, State, and National Government Officials

Find your district here

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For more information about advocacy,
contact Nancy Davis, Coordinator for Mission and Evangelism (312.274.3815).