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Conscientious Projector: The Nuclear Requiem

February 9 | 7:00 p.m. | Armory Center for the Arts

When Donald Trump reportedly asked during the presidential campaign, “If we have them [nuclear weapons], why can’t we use them,” he evoked disbelief and alarm among political opponents, national security professionals, other nations and the public at large. Then later, when questioned about whether his intention to expand America’s nuclear program would generate a new arms race with Russia, he replied, “Let it be an arms race,” prompting another wave of concern.

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Of Gifts & Givers: Mike Kinman Reflects on the Johnson Amendment

The Reverend Starsky Wilson reminded me once that institutions will give you gifts and awards when they want you to sit down and shut up. The hope is we will care more about the adulation and respect than about preaching the subversive, revolutionary Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The point is not to refuse the gift, but to not grant it power over you. The point is to know which God you worship. Whose God you serve.

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Reza Aslan & Jessica Jackley

Sunday, March 12

Long time friend Reza Aslan will be our preacher at the 9:00 & 11:15 am services and at 10:15 am our Rector’s Forum speaker will be Jessica Jackley — entrepreneur and co-founder of Kiva and Profounder: organizations promoting economic development through microloans. Jessica will present “Going Deeper: Choice, Connection, and Commitment in Service”

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Featured Ministry: 20’s/30’s

When I moved to Pasadena in 2013 for school, I knew I wanted to get involved in a church that had a heart for people and a passion for justice, as well as a strong sense of community. It wasn’t long before I found All Saints and started getting involved, even though I didn’t know anyone there. Although I loved the services and focus on justice, to be honest for the first few months I attended All Saints I still felt isolated—lost in a sea of churchgoers. I would awkwardly hang out on the front lawn in front of the church after services and hope to meet people, but it took time and I wasn’t sure how to connect.

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Daily Ritual for #SacredResistance

Turning marches into movements requires commitment, organization, resilience … and a plan. Here is the plan for a daily ritual for sacred resistance developed by the All Saints Church Peace & Justice team.

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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.”

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Mardi Gras 2017 at All Saints!

February 28

Join us on Tuesday, February 28th as we merge the Anglican tradition of Shrove Tuesday Pancakes with the festive energy of the best Mardi Gras party in town! Bring your Mardi Gras spirit to this traditional last “fat” meal before Ash Wednesday!

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Featured Ministry: Climate Change Task Force

In The Heart of Christianity, Marcus Borg describes salvation as “both personal and political … it is about our relationship with God as individuals. And it is also about politics, about our life together as societies, about justice—political, social, and economic justice.” I quote Borg because it was his writing that infused my personal faith journey with a passion for justice work, and it is All Saints that has provided me with a faith community that translates Borg’s understanding of salvation into direct action.

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Going Local

January 31

“When they go low, we go local” was a rallying chant at the Pasadena Women’s Rally last Saturday. It is a good reminder that while we may sometimes feel overwhelmed in dealing with national issues, we can still make a great deal of difference at the local level. Affordable Housing is one of those issues that can have some local solutions.

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We Stand Together

In response to the onslaught of “Breaking News” from Washington during the first five days of the new presidential administration, All Saints Rector Mike Kinman issued the following statement:

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