Dean Robert Willis of Canterbury Cathedral talks about the importance of the pilgrimage. “And I blessed God that I was free to wander, free to hope, and free to love.” (quotation from Robert Lewis Stevenson)
This Sunday, we will be writing to our members in the House of Representatives asking them to work for passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) – already passed by the Senate. ENDA would provide basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
If you’d like to take further action online, please use this online petition to urge House Speaker Boehner to call a vote on ENDA.
On Sun., Nov. 17 at 10:15, All Saints Church will host a truly extraordinary Rector’s Forum — welcoming Dean Robert Willis of Canterbury Cathedral in conversation with ASC rector Ed Bacon — who has just returned from a 10 day pilgrimage to Asia.
More information can be found on the Facebook page for this event.
Zelda Kennedy preaching on life, death and resurrection, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
Religious liberty has been trending on Twitter this week — and not in a good way.
Whether it was in Illinois or Oahu, whether the debate was about achieving marriage equality or ending employment discrimination and whether the issue was LGBT equality or women’s reproductive rights it seemed that someone, somewhere was giving impassioned testimony about how their religious liberty was under attack.
So here’s a little reality check: Religious liberty is NOT the liberty to impose your religion on everybody else.
Nadia Bolz-Weber — author, theologian, pastor — paid a visit to ASC on October 29. She raffled off a ham, among other things.
- Nadia Bolz -Weber, bestselling author, at ASC on Oct. 29 (ascideas.org)
Here is Ed Bacon’s account of his visit with the Dalai Lama on Nov. 8:
Hope Hendricks-Bacon, Robert Winter, and I had an exhilarating thirty minutes with His Holiness the Dalai Lama this afternoon. The time flew, talking about a wide range of topics including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, President Nelson Mandela, Thomas Merton, the common themes in all the religions, the need to interrupt bullying and exclusion, brain science, and what happens when you die.