Telling Our Stories
In the last several weeks, I have watched and listened as women from all walks of life, both in and out of the church, have demonstrated courage and conviction by sharing their stories of being sexually abused and harassed by men. These women, many of them inspired by the brave and quiet dignity of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, have left me with a profound sense of the brokenness of our current politics and culture in which the damage done by men who abuse women is compounded by dismissal, derision, and sometimes even with mockery.
Today’s verdict in the trial of Jason Van Dyke for the murder of Laquan McDonald is a long-awaited measure of justice for Laquan’s family and for the many Chicago residents who have struggled to build a system of policing that all citizens can trust and hold accountable.
The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and St. Francis Community Services invite professionals to a half-day Healing of Memories workshop led by the Institute for Healing of Memories on Thursday, November 8 from noon to 5 pm at St. James Commons.
On November 16, Ray Suarez, a prominent journalist, author and lifelong Episcopalian will give the keynote address at the Diocese of Chicago's annual convention.
Bishop Jeffrey Lee & Bishop Joseph Garang Atem invite partners, friends & others interested in learning more about Renk Diocese to a festive gathering on Saturday, October 27, from 10 am to 1 pm at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Barrington.