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April 2021

Good Friday Walk for Justice

April 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Good Friday Walk for Justice: Rise Up and Roll Away the Stone! This event stems from the Christian tradition of the Stations of the Cross, where Jesus walked to his execution.  Who is being crucified today and what “stones” block their pathway to new life? At each station, we will name a particular form of injustice and call for transformation. April 2 marks this event’s 41st year, and, like last year, we will participate in the event online. Register for this…

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TPS Webinar

April 5, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Register at http://tiny.cc/crlnwebinar2 Join us to learn more about advocacy campaigns to gain permanent residency for current TPS holders and to expand TPS to include people from more countries. After you register you will receive an email from Alianza Americas with zoom information.

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Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia

April 9, 2021 - May 31, 2021

CRLN is seeking congregations to participate in the Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia in April and May of 2021. We will distribute educational resources on Colombia’s Peace Process, the need to implement it fully, and the ever-growing number of victims.  We can work with you to help plan virtual worship and action opportunities for your congregation in April and May. For more information contact Marilyn McKenna at mmckenna@crln.org  

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Virtual Ecumenical Advocacy Days – Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored

April 18, 2021 - April 21, 2021
$15 - $50

EAD 2021 is an opportunity to advocate for climate justice and support the global movement centered and led by people and communities most vulnerable to climate impacts due to historic racial and colonial inequalities. #EAD2021 hopes to passionately advocate and reimagine a world that lives out the values of justice, equity, and beloved community.  EAD will include opportunities for worship, advocacy training and workshops on Latin America (see list of workshops below).  Visit the EAD website to learn more about…

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July 2021

Chicago Rally Calling for an End to the U.S. Blockade of Cuba!

July 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan Avenue and Ida B Wells Drive in downtown Chicago 60605

Chicago Rally for an End to the U.S. Blockade of Cuba! Carlos Lazo, a Cuban-American school teacher and Iraq war veteran, has been on a 1,300 mile pilgrimage -- with six other Cuban Americans—all the way from Miami! He will arrive in Washington, DC on July 25 to present the Biden Administration with a petition signed by over 25,000 calling for an end to the U.S. blockade and demanding: • the end of all sanctions • the restoration of remittances…

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September 2021

2021 Pedal for Peace: Bike, Run or Walk in Your Barrio

September 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Every year, CRLN and partner organizations in Illinois host Pedal for Peace, which raises funds that connect us with communities in Latin America and immigrant communities in Illinois. People everywhere have their dreams and goals for receiving education, access to health care, and a chance to participate in meaningful ways as citizens. This year, Pedal for Peace raises funds for 6 different projects that help people realize these dreams. Click here for project descriptions, to donate online, or to sign…

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October 2021

Chicago Car Caravan for an end to sanctions against the Cuban people!

October 31, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cermak Plaza

Cuban families in the U.S. initiated a world-wide call for car and bike caravans to say: "End the U.S. sanctions that separate and hurt Cuban families."  On Sunday October 31 Chicago will join other U.S. cities and many more around the world to support them! The Caravan will meet at 12 pm (noon) on Sunday, October 31 Assemble at Cermak Plaza southeast corner of Cermak and Harlem, Southside of McDonalds in Berwyn   View and download route map here Statements of…

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November 2021

Colombia Hoy: ¡Defensores de la paz resisten!

November 13, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Inglés | Español Unase a nosotros en el Evento Anual de CRLN con Danilo Rueda de la Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz Sábado, 13 de Noviembre a las 5:30 pm en vivo por zoom Acompáñenos para ver a Danilo Rueda, el secretario ejecutivo de la organización ecuménica colombiana, la Comisión Intereclesial de Justica y Paz. Hablará, sobre la huelga nacional y las protestas largas de este año. Las fuerzas de la seguridad en Colombia han atacado a manifestantes, matado…

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Colombia Today: Peacemakers Resist!

November 13, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

English | Spanish Join us for the CRLN Annual Event with Danilo Rueda from the Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz Saturday, November 13, 5:30 pm live on Zoom Join us to see Danilo Rueda, Executive Secretary of the Colombian ecumenical organization Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz. He will talk about the national strike and this year’s long, largely peaceful protests. Colombian security forces have attacked protesters, killed at least 43, disappeared dozens, and are now criminalizing hundreds of…

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June 2022

¡Adelante CRLN! A Tribute to Sharon Hunter-Smith

June 12 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University Church, 5655 S. University Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Please join us in person or virtually to honor Sharon Hunter-Smith as she retires from the staff of the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN). Come enjoy music, food and drink, as we share stories and celebrate Sharon’s history of accompaniment for human rights in our hemisphere and CRLN’s continuing commitment to this vision.   In-Person: Please RSVP to let us know if you can join us in person at https://bit.ly/CRLNRSVP Please plan to wear a mask indoors…

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