Notes from Diocesan Convention 2016

Notes from Diocesan Convention 2016

The 179th Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago was held on Friday and Saturday, November 18th and 19th, 2016, at the Westin Hotel on Yourktown Mall Drive in Lombard, IL.  Here is a link to the convention.


Notes taken by Joel Montgomery at Friday events on 11/18/2016 (Day 2). Diocesan Convention 2016–Episcopal Diocese of Chicago






Notes taken by Joel Montgomery at Saturday events on 11/19/2016 (Day 3), Diocesan Convention 2016–Episcopal Diocese of Chicago



Holy Eucharist for the Convention



Socially Conscious Resolutions Passed by the Convention

1. Encourage congregations to study a program  sponsored by The Movement for Black Lives: “A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Place Power, Freedom, and Justice”. (While the focus is on Black lives, the actual program focuses on all skin colors and marginalized populations.)


2. Encourage congregations to support the “No Way to Treat a Child” Campaign started two years ago by the American Friends Service Committee and the Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy.

Israeli military are abusing Palestinian children.


3. “Our Holy Land”

Encourage congregations to support “Our Holy Land” in the following ways:



4.  Encourage congregations to study the circumstances surrounding the solidarity with Standing Rock Souix.  There were mixed feelings about this legislation. The motion passed and congregations are asked to investigate the circumstances regarding this tribe and the Pipeline Project. There is a concern for purity of drinking water and contamination of sacred lands.










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