Robert Willis: “A Pilgrim’s Progress”

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)

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Ask Congress to Pass ENDA

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.

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Coming Up: H. Adam Ackley at ASC Nov. 24

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D, the transgender professor recently fired from the Department of Philosophy and Theology at Azusa Pacific University, will speak on “Christian and Transgender” at the ASC Rector’s Forum on November 24.

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Susan Russell

Susan Russell on Religious Liberty

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.

Anthony Wilson

Jazz Vespers: Anthony Wilson

Anthony Wilson is one of the leading musicians of his generation. Known for his imagination, maturity, and depth, the esteemed guitarist / composer / arranger has been an indispensable member of Diana Krall’s quartet since he joined her in 2001.

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Ed Bacon’s Visit with the Dalai Lama

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.

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