At All Saints Church each week we put our faith into action. This week we write to our Senators and Representatives to express our opposition to the President’s recent, revised executive order entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” — also referred to as the “Muslim Ban 2.0.”
Every three years the Episcopal Church meets for its General Convention — a ten day gathering of legislation and liturgy bringing thousands of Episcopalians together from around the church. The next General Convention is schedule for July 2018 in Austin, Texas … but that could change. In response to a transgender discriminatory “bathroom bill” (Senate Bill 6) filed last month in the Texas Legislature, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings are kicking up some dust with their letter to the Speaker of the House … written January 30th and released today.
PASADENA HOMELESS COUNT: THEY COUNT, WILL YOU?
THE EVENING OF JANUARY 24 & MORNING OF JANUARY 25
The Office for Urban Initiatives at Fuller Theological Seminary, the Partnership to End Homelessness (the Continuum of Care in the City of Pasadena), and the City of Pasadena, are once again looking for individuals to volunteer for the 2017 City of Pasadena Count and Subpopulation Survey. Can we count on you?
Tomorrow — November 8, 2016 — is Election Day: the day we put our faith into action by exercising our privilege and our duty to vote. In addition to the prayers we continue to raise from All Saints Church for the hope and healing in our nation, we also offer this “Election Eve Toolkit.”
The Episcopal Church community of Standing Rock, North Dakota, issued a call for Episcopalians to stand in solidarity and witness with those protecting water on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation – and in response over three hundred Episcopalians will participate in a witness of prayerful action on Thursday, November 3.
Along with millions of others around the nation, All Saints Church “went purple” on today for Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
Today, September 12, 2016, clergy and justice leaders will gather in thirty states and at our nation’s capital for the National Higher Ground Moral Day of Action. Led by William Barber, James Forbes, Traci Blackmon and Sister Simone Campbell today’s actions launch a moral revival in support of the “Higher Ground Moral Declaration.”
“While we cannot all physically stand in the Camp of Sacred Stones today, let us hold, both in spoken word and silent prayer, the aspirations of the Sioux people and urge our policymakers to protect and responsibly steward our water, the sacred gift from God that sustains us all.” These words from our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry were part of his powerful statement issued on August 25 in support of the Standing Rock protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline.