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Feeding South Sudan: An Interview with Bishop Joseph

Feeding South Sudan: An Interview with Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Garang Atem of the Diocese of Renk in South Sudan did not set out to be a politician or a fundraiser. The former principal of Renk Theological Seminary, and a man devoted to meditation, he is more at home discussing theology than international development. But worldly concerns, such as how to feed, house…

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The Conversation Between Mary and the Angel

The Conversation Between Mary and the Angel

A reflection on the conversation between Mary and the angel Diocesan Convention, November 16, 2012 Luke 1:26-38 The angel stands before Mary, waiting. He has said the words he was sent to say: “Greetings, favored one”…and…”do not be afraid”…and…”you will bear a son”. It is Mary’s turn to speak, to say “yes” to God. It…

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News from Diocesan Convention 2012

News from Diocesan Convention 2012

More than 800 people met in Lombard, Illinois on November 16 and 17 for the Diocese of Chicago’s 175th annual convention. Convention goers began by taking part in a Fierce Inc. workshop with Cam Tripp that explored this year’s convention theme: Fierce Conversations for the Future Church. Tripp, who also gave the convention’s keynote address,…

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Letter from Bishop Lee and Bishop Buchanan

Letter from Bishop Lee and Bishop Buchanan

Dear Friends: Grace and peace to you in the name of the risen Christ. During this Easter season of rebirth, we are glad to report that we have taken another step in discussing the possible reunification of the Dioceses of Quincy and Chicago, which were created when the Diocese of Illinois divided into three in…

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Dioceses of Quincy and Chicago Continue Reunification Talks

Dioceses of Quincy and Chicago Continue Reunification Talks

Bishops, Diocesan Leaders Seek to Build Relationships, Conduct Due Diligence On Saturday, April 28, leaders of the Dioceses of Chicago and Quincy met in Chicago to continue discussing the possible reunification of the two dioceses, which were created when the Diocese of Illinois divided into three in 1877. Provisional Bishop John Buchanan of Quincy, and…

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