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.
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.