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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 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.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-susan-russell/what-religious-liberty-is_b_4237387.html

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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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Relief Efforts for Typhoon Haiyan

typhoon-philippines-haiyanPlease pray for all those in the path of Typhoon Haiyan, for first responders and for the relief efforts that will follow the storm’s wake. And please consider a gift to the Relief & Development Diasater Fund — already on the ground in the Philippines through the Philippine Episcopal Church.

You’ll find more details here.

You can go here to contribute.

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Adult Confirmation Class Coming Up!

The ASC Adult Confirmation Class begins in January and runs through May. Sign-ups for the class begin Nov. 17. This is your chance to learn about the Episcopal Church! Classes include informative presentations and small group work.

Everyone completing the class who wants to be confirmed or received into the Church will have that opportunity on May 17 with Bishop Mary Glasspool.

For more information contact Isabel Leus or 626.583.2733.