Janine Schenone on Good Friday, April 3.
Susan Russell on Good Friday, April 3.
Jon Dephouse on Good Friday, April 3.
Robert Scheer in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, March 22.
Francisco Garcia on Sunday, March 22:
“To know Jesus is to follow Jesus; to know the fragility of life but not to live life fragilely.”
by Susan Russell
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
All Saints Church has long been in the forefront of bending that arc toward justice in general and for LGBT people in specific. In 1992 when the blessing of the union of Mark Benson and Philip Straw was celebrated we were way out on the leading edge in a church that had no official provisions for such blessings and no protections against LGBT discrimination.
For the past 16 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim.
“Where else can you hear an awesome evening of lullabies, spirituals, Monty Python, Pharrell Williams (with choreography!), treble music with cello, a great band, the Doobie Brothers (I’m serious), gospel, gorgeous standard children’s choir literature, great quotes by amazing people all in one night? You don’t want to miss this!” — Jenny Tisi
I first learned about the Foster Care Project at a Christmas party in 2013 from a friend in our Covenant One class. Since then whether shopping for school clothes for foster children, giving birthday and Christmas gifts, packing sack lunches or flipping pancakes at a breakfast for homeless youth, coordinating volunteers and mentors at a group home — no matter what the project, program, or idea — I have been able to provide the perspective of a former foster youth.
The Movement for Human Dignity and Justice in Local and National Context
Our hearts are breaking as the tragic list of names grows: Michael Brown; Kendrec McDade; Eric Garner; Rekia Boyd and now Freddie Gray – a list we know is but the tip of the iceberg of the marginalization and criminalization of black lives in our nation. It seems that we are being called to a new place to talk about a different national narrative about race as new leaders have emerged calling us to action. Patrisse Cullors is one of those leaders.
Join us for a special celebration of the 100th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s birth, with arrangements of Merton’s poetry from “Cables to the Ace,” created and performed by stellar jazz musicians Open Gate, featuring Dwight Trible on vocals, Alex Cline on percussion, Kio Griffith video, and Will Salmon playing flute and keyboards.
Fr. Michael Lapsley returns to All Saints Church to offer his Healing of Memories Workshop. You are invited to participate in an experiential process of deep listening, reflecting, creativity, and sharing, led by Lapsley and trained facilitators from the Institute for the Healing of Memories.