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Support your World Series favorite, support ERD

Support your World Series favorite, support ERD

In a twist on the kind of city-vs-city betting we often see, the bishops of Chicago and Ohio have joined with ERD to use this historic World Series match-up to raise awareness and funds for Episcopal Relief and Development

From ERD:

Bishop Jeff Lee of the Diocese of Chicago and Bishop Mark Hollingsworth of the Diocese of Ohio have a bet on the World Series, but it has nothing to do with what happens on the field.

Lee thinks the number of generous Chicago Cubs fans is greater than the number of generous Cleveland Indians fans, and he has a pound of Chicago-style hot dogs that says so.

Hollingsworth and a pound of comb honey collected from the hive at Bellwether Farm, the diocesan camp and retreat center, say Lee is wrong.

Whichever bishop is right, Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners around the world will be the winners.

Make your donation to Episcopal Relief & Development here if you support the team that hasn’t won the World Series since Harry Truman was in the White House (that’s Team Hollingsworth).

Or, here if you support the team that hasn’t won since Moses was playing T-ball (that would be the Cubs or Team Lee).

The prize goes to the bishop who rallies the greatest number of supporters. So, please spread the word!


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Peter Faass

Ann – Often the Reign of God arrives in increments. We in Cleveland are working on the Chief Wahoo issue. Here is my message to my parishioners that was also posted in our FB page.

Dear Christ Church parishioners and friends,
Like most of you I am thrilled that the Cleveland Indians have made it to the World Series. I am praying and rooting for them to win. It will be a great day for the City of Cleveland and make for a banner year along side the Cav’s Championship. In the spirit of this momentous time I am requesting that you all actively resist using all depictions of the racist Chief Wahoo logo. This includes on items of clothing, baseball caps, in your social media news feeds and anywhere else you have the opportunity to delete this logo. It is my profound belief that this image diminishes the joy of how far Cleveland has come this year in the area of sports, as well as over the past ten years in general. To continue to use this troublesome and hateful logo undermines the success of this renaissance City. And equally as important, this logo is also in opposition to what we are called to believe and do as a people of faith and followers of Jesus and the Gospel. I would appreciate your refraining from wearing, posting and using the Chief Wahoo logo in any way what so ever from this day forward.

Go Cleveland!


Peter +

Ann Fontaine

When will Cleveland rid itself of the racist image and name?

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