News from the Peace and Justice Committee

May 25, 2016

The Peace and Justice Committee of the Diocese of Chicago is pleased to share information about the following events and its upcoming meetings:

"The Poisoning of an American City"

Featuring Claire McClintock of Flint, Michigan
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 48 North Hoyne, Chicago
Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m.

Join the Peace and Justice Committee of the Diocese of Chicago in welcoming activist Claire McClintock of Flint, Michigan, as she explores the systemic racism and failure of democracy that led to the lead poisoning of so many families and children, most of them African American. Learn more about Claire in this interview, then come hear her story on Saturday, June 11.

Join the Circle Against Racism

Sunday, June 12, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Buchanan Chapel
126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago

In December 2014, several congregations joined together to seek justice for Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and countless other Black persons killed. Since then, we have engaged in additional actions, and trained ourselves and others to host important conversations about racism in order to move into action. Now we have formally organized members of our groups as the Interfaith Coalition Against Racism (ICAR).
All are invited to participate in our second Come to the Circle discussion on racism. Two trained facilitators will lead the conversation in each group.  Please e-mail ICAR to reserve your place. Seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking validations for the 900 N. Michigan building garage may be purchased at the event for the reduced cost of $10 (good from 7 am to 6 pm that day).

The next Nehemiah Circle Keeper training dates are July 14-17. For more information, contact Michelle Day 

Next Peace and Justice Committee Meeting: June 15

Come learn about more peace and justice events and actions that your congregation can get involved in. The next gathering of the Peace and Justice Committee of the Diocese of Chicago is Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the offices of Nuestra Señora de las Américas (2400 W. North Avenue, Chicago). All are welcome and dial-in participation is available. For more information contact Jackie Lynn (, 847-376-9358).