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Turning Things Around at St. Michael and All Angels

Karina Rodriguez was worried when her parish, St. Michael and All Angels in Berwyn was named a distressed parish back in January. “Our church is like a family,” said Rodriguez, a former senior warden and current member of the vestry. “When words like ‘distressed parish’ came up, naturally we became defensive. We wanted to protect…

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Diocesan Convention is November 21

The 183rd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2020 via Zoom webinar, beginning at 10 am. Clergy and delegates will conduct diocesan convention via Zoom webinar, and everyone is welcome to watch convention on YouTube. Bishop Lee will give his address during morning prayer at approximately 11:15…

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“Risk and Risk and Risk Again”

All Saints’ Exceeds Greenlining Campaign Goal

On Pentecost Sunday, six days after George Floyd was killed by police officers in Minneapolis, 47 people at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Chicago attended an online evening prayer service to mourn him and other Black people killed by racist violence. “We reflected on how people felt powerless in this moment,” said Elizabeth Moriarty, a…

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Injustice Amidst the Pandemic: What is the Church Called to Do?

With infection and death rates in the COVID-19 pandemic surging in communities of color, the diocese’s Antiracism Commission sponsored a Tuesday evening teleconference on “COVID-19, Health Disparities and Systemic Racism: How do we respond as people of faith?” Almost 150 participants joined Bishop Jeff Lee and other diocesan leaders to hear a four-person panel discuss…

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