Sunday, October 30
We are delighted to welcome back to All Saints Church one of our favorite people on the planet: Bishop Gene Robinson. A long-time friend of All Saints, the retired Bishop of New Hampshire broke new ground as the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church and has continued his prophetic leadership in retirement as a Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress (CAP) — dedicated to “improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action.”
Bishop Robinson will preach at 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. and be our Rector’s Forum speaker during the 10:15 a.m. education hour. From his bio on the CAP website:
He is the co-author of three AIDS education curricula for youth and adults, and has done AIDS work in the United States and in Africa, specifically Uganda and South Africa. He has also been an advocate for anti-racism training in the diocese and wider church. Robinson helped build the Diocese of New Hampshire’s close working partnership with the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, advocated for debt relief for the world’s most impoverished nations, and lobbied for socially responsible investment within and beyond the church.
He is a past member of the Board of the New Hampshire Endowment for Health, which works for access to health care for the uninsured, and he currently serves as a trustee of the Church Pension Fund. He holds two honorary doctorates and has received numerous awards from national civil rights organizations.
Bishop Robinson has been particularly active in the area of full civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Working at the state, national, and international levels, he has spoken and lobbied for equal protection under the law and full civil marriage rights.
Don’t miss this chance to welcome “home” someone we proudly claim as a member of the wider All Saints family — the fabulous Bishop Gene Robinson!
All Saints Church is located at 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena.
For parking and driving directions, visit our website. If you can’t be with us in person, join us via live stream for the Forum and the 11:15 a.m. service.
For more information, call 626.796.1172