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The Peace and Justice Committee works on the root causes of oppression and violence seeking systemic change. We welcome representatives from all congregations as committee members or as part of our grassroots liaison network. For information about upcoming meetings please contact Judith Tribett.

Our committee also serves as a chapter of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship. For more information contact Ellen Lindeen.

We are involved in advocacy and education with a special focus on refugee work, gun violence, economic justice, the Middle East, immigration reform, anti-racism work, support for the Standing Rock reservation, and LGBTQ issues.

The committee also administers The Rev. Seiichi Michael Yasutake Peace and Justice Award.

 

The Rev. S. Michael Yasutake Peace & Justice Award

The Rev. Seiichi Michael Yasutake Peace and Justice Award recognizes those who devote time and talent to the cause of the oppressed in our midst and the lifting up of justice where there is little to none.

2021 Yasutake Award Recipient: Derrick Dawson

The Peace and Justice Committee gave the 2021 S. Michael Yasutake Award to Derrick Dawson, Antiracism Commission member, lay leader and parishioner at St. Martin’s, Chicago. Watch a video of Peace and Justice Committee member Ellen Lindeen announcing the award.

Learn more about the Rev. S. Michael Yasutake and past award recipients:

April 7, 2022 Workshop Recording of Reckoning and Reconciliation with Our Indigenous Neighbors: A Primer for All Who Seek for Justice

Forum on April 7, 2022 sponsored by the Peace and Justice Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago

Presenters: The Rev. Garth Howe, The Rev. Bob Trask, Mr. Newland Smith, The Rev. Kara Wagner Sherer

Watch the workshop recording on YouTube.

May 19, 2020 Webinar on Resolution G-182: Freedom of Speech and the Right to Boycott