Founded at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, CROSSwalk began as a four-mile procession across the city during Holy Week in April 2012. The procession brought together 1,500 people from across Chicagoland to remember the more than 800 young people who have been killed since 2008 and to call attention to the scourge of gun violence. We held a second procession in March 2013, remembering the youth who had died in the previous year.
Current CROSSwalk efforts include the funding of two summer jobs for at-risk youth in the city of Chicago in partnership with Youth Guidance. If you’re interested in sponsoring a summer job for a young person, please contact Crystal Plummer, director of networking, via email.
Episcopal Asset Map
The asset map, developed in partnership with Episcopal Relief & Development, connects users to the congregations, ministries and institutions of the Diocese of Chicago, and promotes the sharing of ideas and information. Learn more by emailing Jen Boyle-Tucker.
All our churches have profiles on the Asset Map and are encouraged to keep them up to date with current worship times and ministries.
Episcopal Public Policy Network
The Episcopal Public Policy Network is the grassroots network supporting the church’s Office of Government Relations (OGR). OGR represents the church’s policy priorities of the to the U.S. government. Its positions are based on resolutions passed by the church’s General Convention and Executive Council. You can join the Episcopal Public Policy Network and receive its action alerts.
Episcopal Relief and Development
Episcopal Relief & Development is an international relief and development agency and a compassionate response to human suffering on behalf of the Episcopal Church. Our work to heal a hurting world is guided by the principles of compassion, dignity and generosity. Learn about its partnerships and programs.