Susan Russell discusses the recent letter sent by the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles to House Speaker John Boehner urging the House to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
Read the article on the Huffington Post.
Ruth Messinger talks about “Standing with Women, Girls and LGBT People Worldwide” in the ASC Rector’s Forum on Sunday, Dec. 8.
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
Marian Wright Edelman speaks at ASC on Sunday, Dec. 8:
“Ending child poverty in this nation is not a money problem — it is a values and priority problem. And we will not rest until we solve them.”
Christina Honchell and the Canterbury Choir offer a prayer for Nelson Mandela, and the South African National Anthem (“Nkosi Sikelel”), Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Jon Dephouse on Sunday, Dec. 8, the second Sunday of Advent:
“Where is God inviting you to turn up the music and dance?”
From the Center for American Progress and ThinkProgress.org:
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.
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.
What do the Dalai Lama, the Irish poet John O’Donahue, and ASC Rector Ed Bacon have in common?
Professor Dan Siegel talks about cutting-edge brain science in the Rector’s Forum, Dec. 1, 2013.
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.
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.”