Annual Absalom Jones Celebration
January 14, 2016
The Union of Black Episcopalians Chicago will celebrate the annual Feast Day of Absalom Jones at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Chicago on Sunday, February 7 at 3 pm. This year's speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Professor of Religion at Goucher College. Read more about Douglas. All members of the Diocese of Chicago are invited to attend.
Absalom Jones was the first African-American priest in the Episcopal Church. Born into slavery, he taught himself to read using the New Testament and went on to be a pioneer of religion, social action and transformation. Learn more about Absalom Jones.