Founded at All Saints' Episcopal Church, CROSSwalk was an effort of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago to engage people of faith and community organizations in addressing the escalating violence against youth in Chicago.
CROSSwalk began as a four-mile procession across the city during the Christian Holy Week in April 2012. The procession brought together 1,500 people from across Chicagoland to remember the more than 800 young people who have been killed since 2008. We held a second procession in March 2013, remembering the youth who had died in the previous year.
Current CROSSwalk efforts include the funding of two summer jobs for at-risk youth in the city of Chicago in partnership with Youth Guidance. If you're interested in sponsoring a summer job for a young person, please contact Crystal Plummer, director of networking, via email.
Episcopal Asset Map
In 2015, the Diocese of Chicago began partnering with Episcopal Relief & Development to develop an asset map -- a tool to connect people and promote the sharing of ideas and information. Learn more by emailing Jen Boyle-Tucker.
All our churches have profiles on the Asset Map and are encouraged to keep them up to date with current worship times and ministries.
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.