“Prophets of Hope”: The Importance of Unity in Economic Justice

This article, from the spring 2011 Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) newsletter, emphasizes the importance of breaking down lines of race, nationality and social class and working together to ensure all Chicagoans have access to decent and affordable housing. In 2000, through JCUA’s Community Ventures Program, LUCHA was able to create 30 affordable apartments for single mothers and their children. JCUA Executive Director Jane Ramsey had this to say in the LUCHA article, “Prophets of Hope”:

“We are moved by our faith and family traditions to pursue justice, to create an equitable, healthy city and nation, welcoming to all and free from poverty, hunger and homelessness. Heeding the prophet Isaiah, we seek to unite many, to ‘undo the bands of the yoke, let the oppressed go free, divide bread with the hungry, bring the homeless poor into the house.’ These ancient challenges have long guided humanity. Let us here and now complete the task.”

[Read the full article.]

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