Who Are the Religious Leaders?
The Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago (CRLMC), a non-profit organization, is comprised of the head religious leadership of practically every major religious tradition in the broader Chicago area, representing nearly six million people. Through its work, the CRLMC speaks with a unified moral voice on issues of the day; creates a climate of better interfaith understanding and cooperation; and participates in programs which advance its work.
CRLMC was founded more than 25 years ago. This was a time when racial tensions and social injustices were on the rise. The organization began when a group of religious leaders in Chicago recognized the growing need to understand cultural and religious differences and learn how to work with one another.
Here is a brief description of the CRLMC »
CRLMC issues a plea to the Illinois General Assembly on Concealed Weapons - May 23, 2013. Council Members urge the Illinois General Assembly to resolve the issue of "concealed carry" policy. For full text click here.
CRLMC re-issues statement on immigration legislation - On May 21, 2013, the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago issued a new call to political leaders and religious communities for a just and compassionate immigration reform. For statement text click here.