We were happy to receive 144 responses to our first survey of congregational interest in various possible areas of work. Thanks to everyone who filled out the survey!

Here are the top 10 priorities for areas of work:

Area of work: Percentage of people who named it as one of four priorities:

Hunger / Food Justice                                 36.1%
Quality Education for All (K-12)           35.4%
Healthy Chicago Neighborhoods         29.9%
Health Care Justice                                      28.5%
Jobs                                                                        26.4%
Drugs / Substance Abuse                          25.0%
Environment / Care of Creation           24.3%
Gun Violence                                                    22.2%
Mentoring                                                          21.5%
Quality Preschool Education for All  19.4%

There is a longer update, with much more information, at the Before We Get to Mars website.

Thanks to everyone who filled out the survey, and be looking for more information about next steps.

– BWGTM Process Planning Team

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