Chicago, IL. (Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Providence of God Church Hall)– The Parish Peace Project (PPP) will host dozens of Catholic young adults and Chicago community residents to take a stand against the hateful messages that have emerged out of the 2016 presidential campaign. We’ve heard rhetoric from candidates, supporters, and opposing parties that promotes violence and division amongst the American people. Parish Peace Project (PPP) leaders take a stand to uphold and defend the dignity of all people made to the image and likeness of God. As a faith-based community organization, the PPP does not endorse political candidates or political parties. However, we unconditionally uphold the Social Teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, which call us to protect the dignity of all people regardless of their religion, place of birth, gender, age or physical or intellectual capability. For this reason, leaders of the PPP call for a presidential election that is inclusive and respectful of all people instead of one that focuses on some particular groups and denigrates for political gain. “My children are concerned for what they hear about immigrants in the media. They are afraid of families being separated in our community” says a parishioner of St. Procopius Church in the Pilsen community. The PPP asks young adults to pledge to be peacemakers, and urges them to take action in the electoral process by voting for candidates that reflect their faith values at the local and national level.
Providence of God Church
717 W. 18th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6:30 pm- 8:00 pm (6:30 pm- Dance Performances/spoken word, 7:00 pm- Press Conference)