Sermons on Racial Justice

In the wake of grand jury decisions in Saint Louis County, Missouri and New York City not to indict police officers who had killed unarmed black men, we're posting sermons and resources about racial justice.

Check out the current postings, and send your contributions to the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, director of networking, via email.

Absalom Jones Commemoration

Absalom Jones, the first black priest in the Episcopal Church, got on the path to ordination when he got kicked out of a church for being too successful at evangelism.

On February 15, 2015 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, the Diocese of Chicago celebrated the annual commemoration of Jones as a saint of the Episcopal Church. Dr. Eddie Glaude, the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies and chair of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, was the speaker.

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New Asset Map to Connect Community

In 2015, the Diocese of Chicago is delighted to partner with Episcopal Relief & Development to develop an asset map -- a tool to connect people and promote the sharing of ideas and information.  

Intern Nathan Davis is heading up a survey of resources to be cataloged on the asset map. If you'd like to be among the first to participate, please email Nathan.

Countdown to Lent
with Bishop Lee and SSJE

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Episcopal Relief & Development 75th Anniversary Campaign

From Ash Wednesday through Pentecost, the Diocese of Chicago will participate in Episcopal Relief & Development's 75th anniversary campaign by asking young people and their adult teachers and leaders to raise funds for the campaign's Thrive to Five fund, which funds programs for maternal health, malaria prevention, and early childhood education.

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Happening #99 Youth Event
March 6 - 8 | St. Mark's, Glen Ellyn

Clergy Quiet Day (2 of 2)
March 7 | St. James Commons

Analyzing Systemic Racism Workshop
April 16 - 18 | Bexley Seabury Federation

Faith Forward Conference
April 20 - 23 | St. James Commons

Bishop's Associates Luncheon
April 23 | Union League Club of Chicago

View a complete listing of upcoming diocesan events.