Evan Osnos on Father Michael Pfleger

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Since the nineteen-seventies, Father Michael Pfleger, a white priest at the largest black church on Chicago’s South Side, has been fighting to bring economic justice to his community. At the same time, he is dealing day and night with the victims—and perpetrators—of violence in one of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods. The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos, who wrote about Pfleger this week, accompanied him to the funeral of a gang member in the South Side, where Pfleger took the opportunity to preach against retaliation.