The history of Lake Street Church is marked by strong advocacy for social justice. We join forces with groups such as Interfaith Action of Evanston, Connections for the Homeless, Chicago Area Peace Action, Christian Religious Leadership Network, the People’s Lobby, Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants, and other partners. Our goals are to raise awareness of local, national and international efforts to promote peace, economic justice, and environmental stewardship, and to eliminate hunger, homelessness and racism.
Lake Street Church is committed to dismantling systemic racism in Evanston and beyond. Our collaboration with Second Baptist Church is an important part of this effort. We established a sister church relationship with Second Baptist Church in 2018 to formalize our commitment and strive for healing in a painfully divided world.
We recently stepped forward along with other faith communities to support the City of Evanston’s reparations programs by adopting a Reparations Resolution.
We stand together as witnesses for the common good, as evidenced by these policy statements describing our shared beliefs about a variety of social issues.
All are welcome to join us in our social justice efforts. Our Peace and Justice Committee helps move Lake Street Church from contemplation to action by organizing Sanctuary church efforts, communication with legislators, participation in marches and many other activities. Click here to ask about upcoming opportunities.