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Healing of Memories Mini Workshop November 8

Healing of Memories Mini Workshop November 8

Half Day Workshop for Clergy and Lay Professionals The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and St. Francis Community Services, in partnership with the Institute for Healing of Memories – North America (IHOM-NA), will offer a half-day mini workshop on Thursday, November 8, from noon to 5 pm at St. James Commons (65 E. Huron St., Chicago). The workshop,…

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Come, See, Listen Part Two

Come, See, Listen Part Two

The Diocesan Peace and Justice Committee has organized a second witness trip to the Holy Land in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Cotton Fite and in support of his work with the Seraj Library Project*.  The tour will be led by the Rev. Dr. KyungJa (KJ) Oh and the Rev. Dr. Anthony Vaccaro. Participants…

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March for Our Lives on March 24

March for Our Lives on March 24

On Saturday, March 24, Episcopalians from across the country will follow the lead of the students and families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and take to the streets for the March for Our Lives. “On March 24, the Saturday before Palm Sunday, please do something to stand against gun violence as part of your pilgrimage…

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We Stand in Solidarity with the People of Nevada

We Stand in Solidarity with the People of Nevada

Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a coalition of 70 Episcopal Church bishops among which Bishop Jeff Lee is a member, released the following statement below today in response to the Las Vegas shootings. Please note the tolling of bells the morning of Tuesday, October 3, in solidarity with the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada. October 2,…

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Gleason to Retire from Episcopal Charities and Community Services

Gleason to Retire from Episcopal Charities and Community Services

On September 15, 2017, the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, bishop of Chicago and chair, Board of Trustees of Episcopal Charities and Community Services, and Cheryl J. Rogers, president, Board of Trustees of Episcopal Charities and Community Services, announced the retirement of Georgianna Gleason, executive director of the organization for more than 20 years.  Please…

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