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Commitment to End Racism

Commitment to End Racism

From the Rev. Charles de Kay St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Evanston, IL Texts for the day included Mark 7:24-37 In the name of God, who searches our hearts.  Amen. Please be seated. Good morning! When asked what he imagined to be the greatest difference between himself and us Americans, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said…

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Bishop Lee Celebrates Marriage Equality

The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, bishop of Chicago, released this statement on the occasion of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of marriage equality: “Like many of my fellow Episcopalians, I rejoice in the U. S. Supreme Court’s ruling that has made marriage equality the law of our land, as it has been for…

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The Race Against Hate

The Race Against Hate

The Race Against Hate was founded in memory of Ricky Byrdsong, former Northwestern University Basketball Coach, Vice President of Affairs at Aon Corporation, and Skokie resident who was murdered by a white supremacist in 1999 while walking in his neighborhood with two of his young children. On the same day, the shooter also wounded nine Orthodox Jews…

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Bishop Lee Laments Shootings in Charleston

Dear Friends, Once again we witness the horror of gun violence, this time in a church in South Carolina. We must continue to work for a society in which we will not have to confront such unspeakable tragedy. We must continue to work for a world in which the scourge of racism does not spill…

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What’s General Convention For?

What’s General Convention For?

Every three years, several thousand Episcopalians gather for more than a week to debate, worship, pray and learn. The triennial gathering is called General Convention, and it is the primary governing body in the Episcopal Church. This year’s General Convention will be held in Salt Lake City from June 25-July 3. At the General Convention, the House…

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