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A (Not So Ordinary) Day In the Life of Brothers and Sisters of Love

Walking up the street, something did not feel right. Stares felt interrogating; silence seemed heavier. We approached 54th and Laflin on a typical Wednesday walk through the Back of the Yards neighborhood and were met with an unusual dynamic. Groups … Continue reading

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Two Rights Make A Wrong

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Brother Jim and I began to hear bits and pieces of a news story that did not form a coherent narrative nor receive large media attention. Here’s what we do know: A young … Continue reading

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Love Casts Out Fear

For this week’s post, we invite you to visit our reflection for the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Peace and Justice Blog. While you’re there, take some time to learn about the great work OPJ is doing for Chicago’s community, … Continue reading

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Elbert O’ Neal

When most people think of the history of the Brothers and Sisters of Love, they think of the days of Brother Bill standing in between warring gangs in the Cabrini-Green projects, unafraid and untouched by the bullets whizzing by.  Or … Continue reading

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Love v. Fear

The air was oddly still as Brother Jim and I approached 53rd and Hoyne that Friday night. We had heard of two gang members who had been killed in a retaliation shooting the previous day, and we were looking for … Continue reading

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Will You be the Hope?

A twenty-something African-American male steps onto the stage, face clenched to deflect pain, eyes chilled with hatred. He starts his poetry slam blending words, slurs, and rhymes of anger with the intelligence and creativity equal to a sheltered academic crafting … Continue reading

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