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.
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
Learn more about the Rev. S. Michael Yasutake and past award recipients:
- 2020: The Rev. Sandra Castillo and Newland Smith
- 2019: John McLees
- 2018: Wanda Norris
- 2017: The Rev. Dr. Robert Cotton Fite
- 2016: Thomas P. Robb
- 2015: The Rev. Dr. Bonnie A. Perry
- 2014: The Rev. Rod Reinhart
- 2013: Angela Smith
- 2012: The Rev. Jacqueline Lynn
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
May 19, 2020 Webinar on Resolution G-182: Freedom of Speech and the Right to Boycott