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Gene Robinson at All Saints on Sunday, October 30

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.”

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Interrupting the Culture of Violence

 

“All Saints Church is the place we come to speak the truth that will overcome the lie that we cannot make a difference.”

As a peace and justice church, opposing violence in all its forms has been part of the DNA of All Saints Church for generations. Our history is a tapestry of standing up and speaking out as a beacon of God’s love, justice and compassion in many dark moments in our nation’s history – from the deportation of Japanese Americans during World War II to the profiling of Muslim Americans since 9/11 and so many other times and places along the way.

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Meditation for July Jazz Vespers

“What we are doing here tonight, enjoying the beauty of this music, is an act of political warfare. If we are going to heal this planet, reconcile grievances, repair harm done in the past and the present, we have to have beauty and joy in our lives.”

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Keeping the Momentum Going

by Jason Lyon

I have never been prouder of All Saints Church than I was yesterday. Led by our amazing young people, over 600 members of our community gathered together in a prophetic and prayerful response to the tragic events in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas.

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“Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, July 10, 2016:

“Let our outrage propel us into deepening our commitment to be a loving, compassionate, peace and justice community believing in the right of every human being to live a life of peace and joy with dignity.”

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Shakespeare on the Problems and Promises of Succession

Sunday, July 31st with Gary Hall

Transition is all around us. America is facing a contentious presidential election. All Saints prepares to welcome its next rector. The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles will choose a new bishop diocesan in December. Leadership change is afoot everywhere.

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Human Dignity

Bridging Muslim & LGBT Communities

Salam Al-Marayati in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday July 3, 2016:

“If we’re going to talk about Radical Islam then we also have to talk about Humane Islam. We have to work together to preserve human dignity.”

“A Better Country”

Gary Hall on Sunday, July 3, 2016:

“We who yearn for a better country do not have the luxury of wallowing in our shared alienation as we work to build that dream of just and lasting peace.”

The Supreme Court and Immigration Relief Programs

The Future of Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.

Thomas Saenz in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, June 26, 2016:

“This is an odd way of commemorating our upcoming Independence Day — to not do your job. This is an epidemic that does not begin or end with the Supreme Court, it is an epidemic that threatens to bring all of our government to a grinding halt.”

“Getting Lost to Find Your Way”

Sally Howard on Sunday, June 16, 2016:

“Jesus was determined to dismantle all that stands against love. Nothing can contain this unbridled spirit of love — and the empire powers feel its threat.”

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The Supreme Court and Immigration Relief Programs: The Future of Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.

Sunday, June 26

The June 23rd split decision by the Supreme Court — failing to act on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration and leaving in place a lower court ruling pending further litigation — once again highlights the desperate need for comprehensive immigration reform in our nation. And there is no one better to unpack the implications of today’s ruling – along with the wider issues of immigration reform – than our Forum speaker this Sunday: MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund) President and General Counsel Thomas A. Saenz.

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