Trinity Episcopal (Anglican) Church
Church to offer NATO protesters shelter

The pastor of Trinity Episcopal Anglican Church at 26th and Michigan will allow protesters to set up camp during the summit, which is a little over two weeks away.

For 23 years, Rev. Errol Narain has been the rector at Trinity Episcopal, a church with a deep history and community mission dating back to the late 1870s."People do matter, and I think those marching want to turn tanks into flowers and seeds of hope," said Narain.


Chicago Sun Times:

Trinity Church to NATO protesters: Camp on our lawn

A priest whose church is in the shadow of McCormick Place is inviting NATO Summit protesters to camp on his lawn.

The Rev. Errol Narain says he expects 40 to 50 protesters who are cycling to Chicago from Madison, Wis., to make their home on the grounds of Trinity Episcopal Church during the weekend of May 19.

“We wanted to be on the side of those who are hurting and those who are hoping,” said Narain, who plans to march against the summit on May 20.

Though the Secret Service has yet to announce the boundary of a security cordon surrounding McCormick Place while world leaders meet, protesters say they’ve been told the southern boundary will be on 25th Street — one block north of Trinity, which is at 125 East 26th.


Occupy Movement Protesters Looking For A Place To Stay During NATO

Occupy Chicago activists are looking for help finding fellow demonstrators find a place to stay during the NATO summit, so they’re asking Chicagoans to let them occupy their houses, apartments, back yards, or churches.

Kyle, a housing staffer with Occupy Chicago, said the group is receiving notice from Occupy supporters around the nation who need a place to stay next week through the end of the Summit.

Those interested can email or call 773-536-9634.