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Record #: R2022-330   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/27/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/27/2022
Title: Congratulations extended to Reverend Dr. Henry O. Hardy on 85th birthday
Sponsors: Dowell, Pat
Attachments: 1. R2022-330.pdf
WHEREAS, Reverend Dr. Henry O. Hardy, CEO of 360 Ministries and Pastor-Emeritus of the Cosmopolitan Community Church of Chicago, will celebrate his 85th birthday on May 3, 2022; and
WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of this joyous occasion by the Honorable Pat Dowell, Alderman of the 3rd Ward; and
WHEREAS, Reverend Hardy is a pastorally passionate, spirit-filled, faithful man of God, who is a well-known and widely respected, unashamedly African-American, and an unapologetically socially activist minister whose exceptional evangelical vision was not only instrumental in providing the congregation with leadership during several transformative periods, but who has also greatly contributed to the spread of an activist model of Christianity through intensive community outreach and service in the 3rd Ward and across Chicago; and
WHEREAS, Reverend Hardy has dedicated his life to the pursuit of education, professional excellence, community activism, and service to God - including his 47 years of service during pastorate of Cosmopolitan Community Church of Chicago, being a featured speaker at the historic Million Man March, and continuing to be an active supporter of Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements; and
WHEREAS, A graduate of the University of Illinois School of Journalism, upon hearing the call of Christ, Reverend Hardy entered seminary, earned a Bachelor's of Divinity from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a Master's of Arts Degree in Theology and Literary Criticism from the University of Chicago; Reverend Hardy was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity by the G.M.O.; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his years of preaching, teaching, and reaching, Reverend Hardy is famous for taking his ministry to the streets - into the bristling heart of the urban community; for several years Reverend Hardy was "The Voice of PUSH" where he served as the anchor for the we...

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