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.

Nosotros Somos La Esperanza: Un Mensaje del Obispo Jeff 

We Are Hope:  Bishop Lee's Lent Message

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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Communion is a Gift from God: A Letter from Bishop Lee

January 15, 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

Some of you will have seen the news that the meeting of Anglican primates concluding today at Canterbury Cathedral in England has voted to issue what they call “consequences” to the Episcopal Church for our adoption of equal marriage at this past summer’s General Convention. For more context, I commend to you Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s video statement, filmed outside the gates of Canterbury Cathedral and released this morning. 

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Happening #100
March 4 - 6 | Trinity Wheaton

Clergy Quiet Day with the Rev. Lisa Senuta
March 5 | St. James the Less
Preparing for the Paschal Feast
March 22 St. James Cathedral
Understanding & Analyzing Systemic Racism Training
April 28 - 30 Institute of Cultural Affairs

View a complete listing of upcoming diocesan events.