Valerie Batts

Dismantling Racism: Valerie Batts, Oct. 20 & 21

Rector’s Forum, Sunday, October 20, 10:15 AM
Special Forum, Monday, October 21, 7 PM – 9 PM

Dr. Valerie Batts is a nationally recognized expert on issues of race and ethnicity. Author of Modern Racism: New Melody for the Same Old Tune, Dr. Batts has written extensively on modern racism and multicultural organizational change strategies. She is the originator of the VISIONS training model and experiential workshops for anti-discrimination and reconciliation training.

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Rt. Rev. Armando Guerra

ASC Welcomes The Rt. Rev. Armando Guerra

On Sunday, October 6, All Saints Church was honored to welcome The Rt. Rev. Armando Guerra, Bishop of Guatemala and Primate (Presiding Bishop) of the Anglican Region of Central America. Bishop Guerra is also the father of All Saints staffer Norma Guerra Sigmund, pictured here Francisco Garcia and Janine Schenone.

More on the 1pm Spanish language service here.

Celebrando Nuestra Cultura

Celebrando Nuestra Cultura, Sat. 10/12, 4PM – 7PM

The Latino / Hispanic Ministry at All Saints invites you to a festive afternoon as we celebrate our Latin American roots and traditions. Join us from 4 PM – 7 PM on Saturday, October 12, for music, food, folkloric dance, family activities, and a community resource fair.

For more information, take a look here: Celebrando Nuestra Cultura flyer


Pablove Foundation & Pediatric Cancer, Sunday 10/13

On Sunday 10/13, the Rector’s Forum will bring us “500 Miles on a Bike — for Love,” with Jeff Castelaz — founder of the Pablove Foundation — and ASC staff member Jon Dephouse.  They will discuss pediatric cancer and the 500 mile long fundraising bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles known as the Pavlove Ride.

You can learn more about this event and add your support by going here.

More about Jeff Castelaz.

More about Jon Dephouse.


Watch: Laurie Brand, “Whatever happened to the Arab Spring?”

Professor Laurie Brand, speaking at ASC on Sunday, 10/6.

Since spring  2011 the Middle East region has witnessed a range of dramatic uprisings against long-entrenched authoritarian leaderships.  The paths they have taken, however, have continued to surprise and perplex even the most seasoned experts.  Join Prof. Laurie Brand for a discussion of where things stand today, particularly in Syria and Egypt, and what should be of greatest concern to those concerned with peace and justice in the region.

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Ideas to Explore

Here are some ideas you might want to explore, related to discussions at All Saints Church:

In his September 29th sermon, “Be Different, Not Indifferent,” Ed Bacon made reference to a TED Talk by Jeremy Rifkin. Here is the streaming video link to that talk.

H. Adam Ackley will be visiting the ASC Rector’s Forum in November. You will find this recent column by this transgendered professor of theology good preparation.

A Vatican cardinal recently noted that Jesus, who tended to be brief, was… well… tweeting. Sort of. Here is the story from The Atlantic.