All Saints Church commends the City of Pasadena for commemorating National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2. On this day we will join millions of Americans in committing to end gun violence in America. And we will wear orange – symbolizing the value of human life.
Sunday, June 26
A dance-theater work about family-making inspired by lesbian moms, gay dads and LGBTQ parents
In her fifth project exploring family, Christine Suarez conducted interviews with lesbian moms and gay dads. The stories are intimate and engage both the profound and the mundane. They unfold with compassion, humor, grit and honesty.
A Transformational Journey
Saturday, June 11
A native of Serino, Italy, Sabato “Simon” Rodia was born in 1879. He arrived in the U.S. around 1894, and made his way to Watts, CA in 1921. The Watts Towers, his masterpiece and the world’s largest single construction created by one individual, was his obsession for 33 years. He called it “Nuestro Pueblo,” or “Our Town.”
May 22, 2016
by Jenny Tisi
Every summer, I sit for countless hours at my computer and chose repertoire for the following season. While I listen, I try to keep my mind open for a theme for spring concert, all while concentrating on worship service literature.
What Religious Liberty Is and Isn’t
Sunday, May 22
with Jennifer Pizer, Lambda Legal Law & Policy Director
The surge of anti-LGBT legislation across the country has dominated the news cycle putting homophobia and transphobia front-and-center in our civic discourse. A source of concern for all fair-minded Americans, this latest surge strikes a deep chord with people of faith who once again see their religion being hijacked as a weapon of mass discrimination.
Richard Rohr on Sunday, April 3, 2016:
“Without contemplation people just don’t really grow because they’re so addicted to their way of thinking. That’s the universal addiction. Your way of thinking is what you’re addicted to… I am, too. And without contemplation, I wouldn’t have known how to loosen my grip on my way of thinking.”
Sunday, April 17
“Interfaith Peacemaking in a Time of Hate” is the title of the sermon Ed Bacon will preach at the Islamic Center of Southern California at noon on Sunday, April 17. “A significant part of my continuing education in my twenty-one years as Rector of All Saints Church has come from my friendship with Muslim sages who taught me about Islam as a religion of justice and peace. I am truly a better Christian and a better human being because of what I have learned from these Islamic scholars.”
Sunday, June 5
Sister Simone, SSS is a galvanizing force for progressives of all stripes and a driving force for programs and policies that support faith, family, and fairness. Rooted in a deep spirituality of compassion and service, Sister Simone gives voice to the hunger, isolation, and fear that afflicts so many and is true hero in the faith based social justice movement.