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Chicago Pride on June 30

Chicago Pride on June 30

Chicago’s Pride Parade will take place on June 30, and this year, Bishop Lee and Episcopalians from across the diocese will participate as part of the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches contingent. In late May, three members of All Saints’, Chicago, appeared on the Greater Chicago Broadcast Ministries Different Drummers program to discuss plans for the parade…

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Communion Is a Gift From God: A Letter from Bishop Lee

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: Some of you will have seen the news that the meeting of Anglican primates concluding today at Canterbury Cathedral in England has voted to issue what they call “consequences” to the Episcopal Church for our adoption of equal marriage at this past summer’s General Convention. For more context, I…

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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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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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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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