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Petition to Illinois Supreme Court Denied

Petition to Illinois Supreme Court Denied

The Illinois Supreme Court today denied a petition by the Episcopal Church to review the ruling of a lower court which had found that certain property of the former Episcopal Diocese of Quincy now belongs to a breakaway group organized as the Anglican Diocese of Quincy. “We are disappointed in this decision,” said the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, bishop of…

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Diocese Ponders Next Move After Appellate Court Loss

Diocese Ponders Next Move After Appellate Court Loss

On Thursday, the Fourth District Appellate Court for the State of Illinois upheld a lower court’s ruling that certain property of the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy belongs to a breakaway group, now organized as the Anglican Diocese of Quincy. The position of the Episcopal Church is that individual parishes and dioceses hold their property in…

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Litigation Update July 2014

Litigation Update July 2014

The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago have asked Illinois’ Fourth District Court of Appeals to overturn a lower court decision that gave control of an endowment fund and a building to a faction of clergy and lay members who broke away from the former Episcopal Diocese of Quincy in 2008. A three-judge…

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Riding with the Wind: A Fresh Start for St. George’s Macomb

Riding with the Wind: A Fresh Start for St. George’s Macomb

After almost five years marked by uncertainty and the physical and emotional loss that occurs when a congregation splits apart, members of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Macomb, feel a new wind blowing. A 2014 Vitality Grant from the Diocese of Chicago has allowed them to move their services out of their rector’s home and into…

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Diocese and Episcopal Church File Suit in Peoria

Diocese and Episcopal Church File Suit in Peoria

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE contact: Rebecca Wilson, 330-524-2067, rebecca@canticlecommunications.com EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF CHICAGO AND EPISCOPAL CHURCH FILE SUIT IN PEORIA Hope for “reconciliation and mutual respect in Christ” CHICAGO, November 6, 2013—The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and The Episcopal Church today filed suit in a circuit court in Peoria asking that clergy and lay members of…

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Loss and Possibility

Loss and Possibility

Remarks given by Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee to The Episcopal Church House of Bishops Nashville, September 24, 2013 Whenever I think about this topic of loss, or scarcity, or diminishment of some kind and the possibilities embedded in it for new life or renewal I can’t help but remember a presentation I heard many years…

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