PCG News

Noteworthy PCG events, opportunities and press.

We, as faith leaders who serve and oversee congregations throughout suburban Chicago, speak with a united voice in support of a Fair Tax, with lower rates for lower incomes and higher rates for higher incomes. God’s call for justice compels us to work for change to Springfield’s unjust tax and budgeting process, a system that hurts families in middle- and low-income communities across Illinois. more


Community Renewal Society (CRS) is currently hiring for several exciting positions. more



Laura Dean Friedrich, Director of Policy and Advocacy, receives the Peace with Justice Award. more

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SPRINGFIELD – Today, 500 clergy, people of faith, and youth converged on the State Capitol to call on the Illinois General Assembly to enact common sense gun legislation to stop illegal gun trafficking and decrease gun deaths. At the end of the day, the group overflowed the Capitol Rotunda in a “die-in.” Community Renewal Society Activists, wearing the names of the more than 400 people killed by gun violence in Chicago last year, lay down on the floor of the Capitol. The activists hummed “Amazing Grace” as the names of the victims were read aloud by youth from the Chicago area. more

The Community Renewal Society seeks an Editor & Publisher for its award-winning investigative news organization, The Chicago Reporter. more

CRS is pleased to announce that Rev. Alexander Sharp has been named the Acting Executive Director of Community Renewal Society (CRS) while we continue our national search for a permanent Executive Director. Rev. Sharp comes to CRS with a long and distinguished history of work with faith-based progressive organizations. more

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—Mahatma Gandhi