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 Mission Committee is committed to active involvement in programs and efforts to end violence in all forms in our city.

This year, the particular focus of that commitment is the effort to end the violence that affects the youth of 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) or Asian Human Services (4753 N Broadway).

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 Vicky Curtiss, Associate Pastor for Mission (312.981.3598).

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Advocacy Letters

The Advocacy Committee periodically makes available on this page letters to send to legislative and executive officials to urge action to ensure justice for all.

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Advocacy Issues and Links

AIDS/HIV
Protestants for the Common Good


Child Abuse
Amnesty International
Association on American Indian Affairs
Child Defense Fund
Protestants for the Common Good
Voices for Illinois Children


Domestic Violence/Abuse
Amnesty International
Association on American Indian Affairs
Between Friends
Protestants for the Common Good


Education Finance
Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
Protestants for the Common Good
Voices for Illinois Children

Environment
American Community Gardening Association
Eco-Justice Collaborative
Faith in Place
Protestants for the Common Good


Fair Trade
Chicago Fair Trade
Protestants for the Common Good


Gun Control

Amnesty International
Cease Fire
Illinois Council against Handgun Violence
Protestants for the Common Good


Health Care

Association on American Indian Affairs
Campaign for Better Healthcare
Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
Children’s Defense Fund
Protestants for the Common Good
Voices for Illinois Children


Hunger/Homelessness
Bread for the World
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
CROP Walk
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Illinois Hunger Coalition
Protestants for the Common Good
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 Vicky Curtiss, Associate Pastor for Mission (312.981.3598).