Building on its vigils against violence in the 1990s, and its current vigils and monthly Taizé Services to remember our lost children, Hyde Park Union Church is coordinating this anti-violence effort in partnership with community groups and faith communities from across Chicago.
Urban Dolorosa is a ministry of Hyde Park Union Church and a growing network of churches, faith congregations, community groups, artists, and concerned citizens. We are a multicultural, ecumenical, and interfaith witness – calling the city to notice this crisis of violence and to respond by supporting peace-making efforts in our neighborhoods. Here’s some of the story of how we began and what we hope to accomplish through our memorial events.
Urban Dolorosa is a diverse multicultural movement. We are committed to stand alongside the neighborhoods in our city that have been devastated by violence. Anyone is welcome to join with us in this movement, to remember the lost and living children of our city, to stand and pray alongside the communities devastated by this violence, and to support our campaign to awaken a more committed and compassionate response in our city.