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Father Michael Pfleger

Communities Collaborate To Quash Violence

Louis Bolling | Posted 09.13.2016 | Impact
Louis Bolling

"I save lives, man. I mediate conflict. I make people smile," Tard Carter confidently stated. "God blessed East Baltimore with Safe Streets and Leon F...

Communities Collaborate To Quash Violence

Louis Bolling | Posted 09.06.2016 | Impact
Louis Bolling

"I save lives, man. I mediate conflict. I make people smile," Tard Carter confidently stated. "God blessed East Baltimore with Safe Streets and Leon F...

Founded On Faith, Basketball Program Offers Peace, Hope

Louis Bolling | Posted 09.02.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

In 2012, 244 gang killings were recorded in a six month period in Chicago. During the same time period, 124 soldiers were killed in Afghanistan. These facts inspired Chicago's noted activist pastor, Father Michel Pfleger of St. Sabina, to act.

Kim Bellware

Pastor Gets Rival Gang Members To Put Down Guns And Pick Up Basketballs, And The NBA Notices

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact

A midday basketball game on Chicago's South Side brought together an unlikely group of people Saturday. Churchgoers, NBA stars, community leaders and ...

In Chicago, Hoops Tournament Helps Heal, Provides Hope

Isiah Thomas | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Isiah Thomas

Things will not get fixed overnight in Chicago. But it is heartening to see the impact that athletes can have working with community leaders. It is even more moving to see young men and women take a stand against the violence in their communities and work toward a better future.

Why the Gang Summit Failed in Chicago

Hermene Hartman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

The gang summit held this past weekend at Reverend James Meeks' House of Hope church was a failure. The right people didn't come. The Summit was patte...

New Coalition Aims To Block Concealed Carry Law From Passage

Posted 11.27.2012 | Chicago

Chicago community leaders have formed a new coalition to help keep Illinois the lone state that bans concealed carry, running in direct opposition to ...

14 Shootings Reported In One Day

Posted 01.06.2012 | Chicago

At least 14 people were wounded by gunfire on an unseasonably warm Thursday in Chicago. The violence began about 1:15 p.m., when a 20-year-old man...

The Plight Of Father Michael Pfleger

Hermene Hartman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Religion
Hermene Hartman

Father Pfleger is being punished for his good behavior, while some of the deviant priests were promoted to escape the consequences of their deviancy.