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Standing Committee Statement on Marriage Equality

Standing Committee Statement on Marriage Equality

The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago wishes to express its strong support as the State of Illinois officially begins celebrating same sex marriages on June 1. As a Christian denomination that recognizes the importance of scripture, tradition and reason, we believe in a God who commanded us to “love one another as…

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Riding with the Wind: A Fresh Start for St. George’s Macomb

Riding with the Wind: A Fresh Start for St. George’s Macomb

After almost five years marked by uncertainty and the physical and emotional loss that occurs when a congregation splits apart, members of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Macomb, feel a new wind blowing. A 2014 Vitality Grant from the Diocese of Chicago has allowed them to move their services out of their rector’s home and into…

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A Big Family in the Whole World

A Big Family in the Whole World

To hear Bishop Benito Juarez-Martinez tell it, the relationships between the Diocese of Southeast Mexico and the Diocese of Chicago began almost by accident. In 2001, the Rev. Narciso Diaz was leaving Juarez-Martinez’s diocese to become priest-in-charge of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Waukegan. One day Juarez-Martinez received a request for some paperwork regarding the…

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Bishop Lee on Marriage Equality in Illinois

Bishop Lee on Marriage Equality in Illinois

Dear Friends, As we approach the date of June 1 when marriage equality will become legal throughout the State of Illinois, and in light of Cook County’s recent decision to allow same sex marriage to be entered legally in advance of that date, I write to offer some clarification on the role of clergy in…

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Receiving the Report on the Legacy of Slavery

Receiving the Report on the Legacy of Slavery

On Friday afternoon, the Diocese of Chicago’s diocesan convention will receive a final report from the Task Force on the Legacy of Slavery. The group, created by a resolution of diocesan convention in 2009, has worked for four years to study the complicity of the Diocese of Chicago and its predecessor, the Diocese of Illinois,…

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Diocese and Episcopal Church File Suit in Peoria

Diocese and Episcopal Church File Suit in Peoria

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE contact: Rebecca Wilson, 330-524-2067, rebecca@canticlecommunications.com EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF CHICAGO AND EPISCOPAL CHURCH FILE SUIT IN PEORIA Hope for “reconciliation and mutual respect in Christ” CHICAGO, November 6, 2013—The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and The Episcopal Church today filed suit in a circuit court in Peoria asking that clergy and lay members of…

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