CROSSwalk to Work Gets to Work
School’s out for the summer, but CROSSwalk to Work, the Diocese of Chicago’s program to provide summer jobs for young people at risk for gun violence, is in session for fourteen youth at eight organizations across Chicago.
“Employing youth from areas of concentrated poverty is an investment in them and in the healing of our communities,” said Sarah Jordan, CROSSwalk intern at the diocese. Read more.
Supporting Marriage Equality
The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago wishes to express its strong support as the State of Illinois officially begins celebrating same sex marriages on June 1. As a Christian denomination that recognizes the importance of scripture, tradition and reason, we believe in a God who commanded us to “love one another as I have loved you.” As Christians, our understanding of homosexuality has evolved along with our understanding of marriage.
Read the Standing Committee's entire statement and all of Bishop Lee's past letters on marriage equality.