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..."