Racial Justice Resources

In the wake of protests around the country following the death of unarmed black people during encounters with police, we've posted sermons, essays, and links to books, articles, videos and reading lists about racial justice.

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

Diocesan Convention is November 20-21

The 178th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago will take place on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard.

The theme of this year's convention is "Love Heals," inspired by keynote speaker Becca Stevens and her ministry with Magdalene House and Thistle Farms

Learn more on the website, download a preliminary convention schedule and stay tuned for more details.

Responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Bishop Lee asks all members of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago to learn and pray about refugees fleeing Syria and how the church and its people can respond.

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting agencies in Syria, the Diocese of Jerusalem's Holy Land Institute for the Deaf and relief efforts for large numbers of people traveling out of crisis areas into Europe. Read more about Episcopal Relief & Development's work to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis and a prayer for victims of the Syrian Conflict from the Church of England.

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Green Initiatives Pay Off in Surprising Ways

For the past several years, congregations across the Diocese of Chicago have been making the commitment to environmental sustainability and reaping both expected and surprising rewards. The Bishop’s Task Force on Sustainability, led by Lisa Rogers Lee and Susan Gibbons, inspired many congregations to benchmark their energy usage and undertake energy audits as first steps to becoming more energy efficient. Thanks to active lay leaders and grant funding, two congregations were able to do even more.

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Historic Election of Bishop Michael Curry

Bishop Lee writes, "Today bishops and deputies of the Episcopal Church made history. Set within the context of prayer and singing at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Salt Lake City, bishops elected the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry to serve as the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and the House of Deputies has confirmed. His election was consented to with great enthusiasm by the House of Deputies. I rejoice at the election of Bishop Curry."

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Analyzing Systemic Racism Training 
October 8 - 10 |  St. James Commons. Registration is now closed.

Fall Clergy Conference 
October 11 - 13 | Techny Towers

Chicago CROP Hunger Walk
October 18  |  St. James Commons

Hispanic Liturgy
October 24 | St. James Cathedral 
Analyzing Systemic Racism Training
November 5 - 7    St. Ignatius of Antioch 
2015 Diocesan Convention
November 20 - 21  | Westin Lombard

View a complete listing of upcoming diocesan events.

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