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.

Bishop Lee on the Death of Cardinal George

On April 17, Bishop Lee released this message on the occasion of the death of Cardinal Francis George:

Sisters and Brothers in Christ, please join me in praying for the repose of the soul of Cardinal Francis George, who died this afternoon after a long struggle against cancer. Let us pray also for comfort and consolation for our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters.

Read the entire message.

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.

CROSSwalk to Work 2015

CROSSwalk to Work is a program and partnership between the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and Youth Guidance. In the summer of 2014 we connected 15 young people, ages 16-19, to full and part-time jobs for 8-10 weeks. For 2015 we plan to continue to build on that model and hope to offer even more jobs. View our CROSSwalk to Work summary here.

Find out more and watch a video from mentor Anne Driscoll about her experience with CROSSwalk to Work

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.

Read more.



Episcopal Relief & Development 75th Anniversary Exhibit
May 7 - 26 | St. James Commons

Diocesan Godly Play Training
May 29 - 31 | St. Augustine's, Wilmette

Keeping God's People Safe Level I & II
June 6 | St.  Thomas, Chicago

Diocesan Confirmation
June 6 | St.  James Cathedral

View a complete listing of upcoming diocesan events.