As the election cycle enters its final weeks we offer a reminder of the longstanding policies in place for staff and volunteers to ensure that All Saints Church remains a partisan free zone.
Sunday, November 27
On June 27, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a historic decision striking down a Texas law designed to shut down most of the state’s abortion clinics with medically unnecessary restrictions. The decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt reaffirmed a woman’s constitutional right to access legal abortion, and was called “one of the most significant abortion-related ruling from the Court in more than two decades.” And All Saints’ own Amy Brenneman was right in the middle of that historic decision.
Sunday, October 23
Falsely convicted of murder in 1991, Franky Carrillo spent twenty years in prison before being exonerated and released in 2011. After his release, Carrillo returned to school, obtained a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University and earlier this year received a $10 million settlement from the County of Los Angeles. An Anti-Death Penalty activist, Carrillo will be with us in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, October 23 to share his story and his support for Proposition 62 on the November ballot.
Mike Kinman on Homecoming Sunday, September 18, 2016:
“God’s freedom song is never a solo. God’s freedom song is a song we sing together freeing us to remember that none of us are free until all of us are free.”
“The Jesus Movement is about being witnesses to a way that is loving, liberating and life-giving. And that, my friends, will change the world.” As we prepare for Homecoming Sunday and a new program year of making God’s love tangible in our beautiful and broken world, these words of our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry challenge us to align our spiritual GPS with the loving, liberating, life-giving teachings of Jesus every time we hear the Gospel.
Sunday, December 11
We are thrilled to welcome Norman Lear — producer of groundbreaking television shows such as “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” and “Good Times” (among many others) — to the Rector’s Forum. In 1981 Lear decided to leave the world of television for political activism founding “People for the American Way,” a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting First Amendment rights, strengthening public education, and promoting electoral and immigration reform. Lear is also a founder of “Declare Yourself” — a national nonpartisan, nonprofit campaign created to empower and encourage eligible young adults to register and vote.
Sunday, November 20
On November 1, 2016 Mike Kinman will become the Tenth Rector of All Saints Church — and on Sunday, November 20 the Rector’s Forum will focus on our new rector. Join us for a very special Forum that promises to be a time of both inspiration and interaction as we begin a new chapter in the adventure that is All Saints Church.
Sunday, November 13
We welcome Milton Viorst to the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, November 13 at 10:15 a.m. From serving as the Middle East correspondent for The New Yorker to penning articles for the New York Times, Milton Viorst has dedicated his career to studying the Middle East. His latest book — Zionism: The Birth and Transformation of an Ideal — is grounded in the expertise and knowledge garnered from decades of studying this contentious region.
It is a great honor to welcome Matthew Fox — one of the truly prophetic voices of our time — to All Saints Church on the weekend of October 15/16. An internationally acclaimed spiritual theologian, Episcopal priest, and activist Fox was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years. He has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching the tradition of Creation Spirituality rooted in ancient Judeo-Christian teaching, inclusive of today’s science and world spiritual traditions; welcoming of the arts and artists; wisdom centered, prophetic, and committed to eco-justice, social justice and gender justice.
Sunday, October 2
We could not be more thrilled to be launching the 2016/2017 Season of Rector’s Forums with our friend, colleague and interfaith ally — the amazing Edina Lekovic. Serving as the Public Affairs Consultant to MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) Edina is a gifted communicator, frequently called to speak to the wide variety of issues confronting Muslim Americans. Among other honors and tributes she was recently named one of L.A.’s 10 Most Influential Women by Los Angeles Magazine.