A Reflection from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
We would like to congratulate Mother Jane on her decision to retire at the end of this year. She has spent many years assisting individuals first as a nurse then as a Pastor. Though the last eleven years of her career as our Rector is what we appreciate the most, her entire career has been a blessing!
Estos son momentos urgentes para los cristianos que quieren seguir a Jesús por amar a nuestros prójimos como a nuestros mismos.
These are urgent times for Christians who seek to follow Jesus by loving our neighbors as ourselves.
This weekend in Charlottesville, as white supremacists rioted and terrorized people of goodwill, we saw yet again the wages of these sins and the destruction that they wreak in families, communities, and in our country.
We will NOT be holding the Elijah’s Mantle clothing giveaway this Saturday, July 8. We will resume the schedule with the August 5 shoe giveaway.
Earlier today, Presiding Bishop Curry issued a statement asking President Trump to continue accepting refugees into the United States. Late yesterday, the president signaled that he was considering severe restrictions on refugee resettlement.
Bishop Lee posted a letter on the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago website commenting on the Executive Order banning refugees. An excerpt:
"It is hard to square the Beatitudes or any of today's readings with the ban on refugees that President Trump signed on Friday afternoon or with many of the other policies that the current administration in Washington is pursuing..."