Speakers

“You Have Heard that Our Ancestors Were Told…”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, February 12, 2017:

“When we share comfort, healing, forgiveness, and acceptance with one another, we become one together, leaning and depending on one another. As community, we learn that we do not have to bear our burdens alone. We have each other.”

“You are salt. You are light. Jesus said so.”

Mike Kinman on Sunday, February 5, 2017:

What if we are salt and light not just for ourselves but for the world. For the whole world? What if the same salt that was Cesar and Dolores is in us? What if the same light that burned in Rosa and Martin burns in us? After all, Jesus says so. What if the world is waiting for us? What if it all depends on us?” 

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How We Pray for the President

Mike Kinman, Zelda Kennedy and Sally Howard in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, January 29, 2017:

“I love that this community cares about prayer so much that we packed this room for this conversation… Let’s keep the conversation going, not just with me but with each other.”

“God Always Shows Up”

Mike Kinman on Sunday, January 29, 2017:

“The good news is no matter how bad it gets we know that we have been there before — and that God always shows up.”

Intersectional Resistance: Reproductive Justice

Sheri Bonner and Susan Russell in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, January 22, 2017:

“Abortion rates are lower than they’ve ever been. That’s a story we need to tell, too. The reason so many fewer woman are having abortions is because they have access to birth control… If you really want fewer abortions, then Planned Parenthood is the way we get there.”

“The Call to Sacred Resistance”

Susan Russell on Sunday, January 22, 2017:

“As we hear again the familiar story of Jesus’ call to the first disciples we hear him calling us into the good trouble of sacred resistance.”

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Dreams Deferred: The Movement for Black Lives Today

Delonte Gholston, Jasmine Abdullah, Andre Henry and Jeanelle Austin in the Rector’s Forum on MLK, Jr. Sunday, January 15, 2017:

“Leadership looks different in this movement. We have a lot of decentralized movements and that is a strength of ours, I believe. And so if you’re waiting for a Dr. King or a Malcolm X that you can jump behind, you’re waiting too long. You’re letting the moment pass you. We don’t have Dr. Kings and Malcolm Xs.”

“For Just Such a Time as This”

Delonte Gholston On MLK Jr. Sunday, January 15, 2017:

“Esther was a sister who knew what time it was: not a time for apathy or complacency, but a time to stand.”

Stories from the Undocumented in Our Community

Pablo Alvarado and the National Day Laborer Network in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, January 8, 2017:

“The uncertainties you face as a day worker are so many. First of all you don’t know if you’re going to get a day of work. You don’t know if you’re going to get paid for the work you’re going to do. You don’t know if you’re going to have an injury at the workplace and if you’re going to receive the proper medical care. You don’t know if white supremacist individuals and organizations are going to come and harass you…”

“Where the Motherhood of Grace Begins”

Sally Howard on New Years’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2017:

“When we see others and ourselves as God sees us, we can see the secret beauty and depth of our hearts, the core of our reality, that no trauma or sin can touch.”