America Needs Game Changers
If America is to become who she claims to be and if we are going to be a country where every man, woman, and child can reach their dreams and divine purpose then we must be individuals who are courageous enough to change the game!
In the course of his extensive and active ministry, the Rev. Dr. Michael Pfleger, senior pastor of the Faith Community of Saint Sabina, has been recognized for his commitment to equality and passionate stance against injustice. Some of the awards and honors he has received include: the Keeper of the Dream Award from Rainbow/Push; the Distinguished Service Award from the Nation of Islam; the Thurgood Marshall Award from the National Black Prosecutors Association; the Monsignor Egan Social Justice Award from DePaul University; the I Am A Man Award from the April 4th Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee; the Rosa Parks Award from the SCLC; and the Unsung Hero Award from the Wade's World Foundation.
Father Pfleger has been a involved in many campaigns against various issues, including the sale of drug paraphernalia, billboards that target children with alcohol and tobacco advertising and saturate communities of color, negative music that glorifies violence and degrades women, the violence and disrespect of women on the Jerry Springer Show, and easy access to guns and the violence that is snatching the lives of children across the country.
As a minister, Father Pfleger has sought to break down the walls of racism and denominationalism by building unity among all people.