June 21, 2019

Standing in Solidarity with Immigrants: A Letter from Bishop Lee

Bishop Lee writes, "Today, local and national news outlets are reporting that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents will begin rounding up migrant families who have received deportation orders early on Sunday morning in Chicago and other major cities. It is expected that these raids will also result in the arrest of many undocumented immigrants who have not received deportation orders.

"For the past several years, as federal immigration policy has become harsher, deportations have increased and families, including Episcopalians in our own congregations here in the Diocese of Chicago, have lived in unprecedented fear. This news of new raids and mass deportations threatens to make these fears real as families are torn apart and members of our communities and congregations are wrenched away from lives they have labored for years to build. Coupled with recent reports of inhumane and even deadly conditions in shelters for migrants on our southern border, the threat of these raids makes it difficult not to conclude that our immigration system is failing to operate with common humanity or to embody the highest values of our country or its people." More.

June 1, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Bonnie A. Perry Elected Bishop of Michigan: A Message from Bishop Lee

Dear Friends:

I am delighted to announce that, earlier today, the Rev. Dr. Bonnie A. Perry, rector of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Chicago, was elected bishop of Michigan on the fifth ballot.

Since the day I arrived in Chicago, Bonnie has been a friend, a partner in ministry, and a catalyst for energetic, faithful ministry at All Saints' and across our diocese and the Episcopal Church. Her love of laughter, passion for justice, and extravagant belief in the power of Jesus Christ to change lives are a source of inspiration to me and countless others around the church. I rejoice with the people of Michigan, and I can say with certainty that the next chapter of their common life will be anything but dull! More.

Events

 

College for Congregational Development 
June 23-29, 2019 | Loyola Retreat in Woodstock, IL

Camp Chicago
June 30-July 19 , 2019 | Camp Stronghold, Oregon, IL

Ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacons
July 6 | St. James Cathedral

Clergy Conference (new location)
October 6-8 | Loyola Retreat in Woodstock, IL

Hispanic Liturgy
October 26 | St. James Cathedral

Diocesan Convention
November 22-23 | Westin Lombard Yorktown

 

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Feature

Bishop Search & Nomination Committee Announced

On May 22, the Standing Committee announced the members of the Bishop Search & Nomination Committee.

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