Breakfast with the Bishop

“In the Diocese of Chicago, we’re in the transformation business,” says Bishop Lee. “We really are in the business in the church of changing people’s lives in Christ.”

Join the bishop for breakfast and conversation about the ministry of the diocese and the work to which God is calling us. To RSVP, please email Associate for Resource Development Shay Craig at or call her at 312.751.3576. 

Saturday, September 24, 8:30-10:30 am, Grace Episcopal Church, Hinsdale

Saturday, October 22, 8:30-10:30 am, Nuestra Senora, Waukegan (Spanish translation available)           

Saturday, December 3, 8:30-10:30 am, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Chicago

Living in a Time of Convulsive Violence

Dear Friends,

We are in a time of convulsive violence, here and around the world. Just this week, we have witnessed the killings of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, at the hands of police officers, and then the killings of five police officers who were working to ensure the safety of a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest.

So much of this violence is rooted in the rage and hatred fueled by racial injustice. So much of it is justified by blasphemous claims of religious superiority. So much of it seems like a retreat into humankind’s ancient pattern of maintaining the illusion of community by creating victims who are “other.” Evil has many guises.

Read more.

Baskerville-Burrows is Nominee for Bishop of Indianapolis

Bishop Lee writes, "None of us who has the great fortune to work with Jennifer are at all surprised by the excellent choice of the search committee in our neighboring diocese. Just as those of us in Chicago have done for the past five years, the people of Indianapolis have recognized her faithful commitment to leading well, to transforming lives and institutions, and to working for justice for all God’s people." Read Bishop Lee's letter and find out more about all of the nominees on the Hoosier Bishop search website.

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.


College for Congregational Development
July 24 - 31 |  Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center
Understanding & Analyzing Systemic Racism Training
July 28 - 30 |  Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Hispanic Liturgy
October 15 |  St. James Cathedral
Annual Clergy Conference
October 16 - 18 |  Techny Towers
Understanding & Analyzing Systemic Racism Training
October 20 - 22 | Catholic Theological Union
Diocesan Convention
November 18 - 19 |  Westin Lombard

View a complete listing of upcoming diocesan events.