Watch: Ruth Messinger, “From Discrimination to Dignity”

Ruth Messinger talks about “Standing with Women, Girls and LGBT People Worldwide” in the ASC Rector’s Forum on Sunday, Dec. 8.

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Remember & Recommit: Los Angeles Honors Newtown, Sat. Dec. 14

Join ASC Rector Ed Bacon, Women Against Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, The Brady Campaign, Organizing for Action, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Ikar plus other gun violence prevention organizations and faith communities in remembering and honoring the lives lost to gun violence in the United States.

In honor of the Newtown Action Alliance’s 26 Acts of Kindness there will be a collection of new children shoes and socks to donate to the needy.

Saturday, December 14, 3:30 pm-6:30 pm
Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Prayer for Nelson Mandela & “Nkosi Sikelel”

Christina Honchell and the Canterbury Choir offer a prayer for Nelson Mandela, and the South African National Anthem (“Nkosi Sikelel”), Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.


One Year after Sandy Hook, Saturday Dec. 14

The Gun Violence Task Force at All Saints Church presents “One Year after Sandy Hook: Remember and Recommit to End Violence,” a program featuring speakers, family friendly activities, and resources for education and action.

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Repairing Christianity’s Damaged Brand

From the Center for American Progress and

A more inclusive and generous brand of Christianity is increasingly making itself known — a Christianity that goes back to Jesus and threads its way through history. This prophetic, justice-minded Christianity has a proud tradition of standing up for abolition, civil rights, the poor and vulnerable, peace, and equality. It is invitational rather than exclusive, communal rather than individualistic, and compassionate rather than harsh.

The inward nature of this Christianity is fueled by spiritual discipline. It is embodied in community and in striving to live out gospel messages of love and reconciliation so that God’s beloved community can become a reality on this earth.

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Faith in Values: Repairing Christianity’s Damaged Brand

Alternative Christmas Market, Dec. 8

Reclaim the Christmas story on December 8th, 8:00-1:30pm, by participating in an alternative to the consumer frenzy that has overtaken the Christmas season. While enjoying Mama’s Hot Tamales, you can warm your heart by purchasing gifts for your loved ones that also help someone less fortunate.

You can view the catalog here. For our seasoned ACM shoppers, we have posted an English and Spanish shopping list online that you can print, fill out ahead of time, and bring to the market on the 8th.


Film: “LIVING WITH SLIM,” Sat. Dec. 7, 4 PM

For World AIDS Day, Director Sam Kauffman presents his documentary “LIVING WITH SLIM: Kids Talk about HIV/AIDS” in the Forum at ASC from 4 PM to 5:30 PM.

In many African countries, HIV/AIDS is called “Slim.” In this film, seven African children — four girls and three boys — talk about what it means to be HIV positive.

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Ed Bacon: “Pay Attention”

Ed Bacon on Sunday, Dec. 1, the first Sunday of Advent:

“Our Advent work is the work of paying attention to what God is doing inside each and every one of us… to dwell in that divinity each and every day as we put on our own armor of light: the light of peace, justice and compassion.”