Loyola University Chicago


The Chicago Church Project

Chicago’s churches are more than just houses of worship.

They are living histories of their communities, places where neighbors have gathered over the years to pray, celebrate, and care for one another. Places where couples are married, babies are baptized, and loved ones are remembered.

But they also are architectural wonders, often filled with beautiful works of art.

To document these amazing buildings—and to tell their unique stories—students in Loyola’s School of Communication created the Chicago Church Project. Students in the advanced reporting class interviewed pastors, parishioners, and historians to write detailed profiles about the churches, while photojournalism students documented the buildings’ beauty in pictures.

The Chicago Church Project exhibit can be seen at the School of Communication, 51 E. Pearson St., from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, runs through December.

Contact Meghan Ashbrock at mashbrock@luc.edu or 312.915.6972 for more information.