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Interfaith Reflections with Mike Kinman

Sunday, March 12

The Interfaith Study Group invites you to join them as they welcome All Saints’ Rector Mike Kinman for an evening of reflection on his own interfaith experiences in the context of his world and times.

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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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Revisiting Manzanar

Sunday, January 8 | 5-7:30 p.m.

Please join the Interfaith Study Group for a very special evening with guest speakers Shizuko Akasaki and Bill Shishima who will share their family’s stories of sudden removal from business and homes to detention camps 75 years ago at the beginning of World War II. Come learn from their history as we prepare to enter an uncertain future for our neighbors who are immigrants in this nation.

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California: Fearless, United!

Sunday, December 18

All Saints Church is proud to be a co-sponsor of the December 18th California: Fearless, United Rally & March. Standing together as immigrant, environmental, faith, labor, LGBT, and women’s rights groups in the heart of Los Angeles — one of the most diverse cities in the world — we will put our faith into action as we continue in the work of turning the human race into the human family.

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Advent Meditation: November 30

by Susan Russell

God of light and shadow, mystery and miracle: prepare our hearts to receive your precious gift of love. Reawaken us to the wonder of this holy season. Keep watch with us as we await the new advent of justice and compassion.

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Edina Lekovic: Women In Islam

Sunday, October 2

We could not be more thrilled to be launching the 2016/2017 Season of Rector’s Forums with our friend, colleague and interfaith ally — the amazing Edina Lekovic. Serving as the Public Affairs Consultant to MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) Edina is a gifted communicator, frequently called to speak to the wide variety of issues confronting Muslim Americans. Among other honors and tributes she was recently named one of L.A.’s 10 Most Influential Women by Los Angeles Magazine.

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“Forgiveness is a Traditional Muslim Value”

Rais Bhuiyan

Following the September 11 terror attacks, Rais Bhuiyan, a Bangladeshi-American and Muslim living in Dallas, was shot in the face by Mark Anthony Stroman. Stroman — who believed he was shooting “Arabs” in retaliation for the 9/11 attack — killed two others. Bhuiyan gained media attention after revealing that he would appeal to the court to save Stroman from the death penalty.

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All Saints responds to Chapel Hill shooting tragedy

by Francisco Garcia, Director of Peace & Justice; All Saints Church, Pasadena 

Our hearts are breaking as we deeply lament the killing of Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha — three young students and bright lives of promise ended abruptly and brutally this week in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We stand with the Arab and Muslim community in Chapel Hill and across the country as they mourn and pray for peace, healing, and compassion. And we join those calling for justice, accountability and the investigation of this hateful crime as a possible hate crime.

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Interfaith Study Group

Cecilia Fox

Member, Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, Current Chair, Interfaith Study Group Planning Committee

Life drew me into interfaith friendships early on. I was three when my mother left London with me and my baby sister to escape the bombing as World War II began in 1939. My physician father had left with the British 8th Army. No other Jewish families lived in Kettering, and our new world was secular yet interfaith.

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Rabbi Leonard Beerman: Giant of Justice

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All Saints Church joins all who grieve the loss of our rabbi-in-residence Rabbi Leonard Beerman — beloved friend, mentor, and inspiration to so many — who passed away early on December 24th. Beerman was 93 years old and, until his final days, full of the extraordinary energy that left such a deep imprint on those privileged to be in his presence. The funeral celebrating his life was held at Leo Baeck Temple on Sunday, December 28th — and is available online here.

Other tributes included:
The Los Angeles Daily News
The Jewish Journal by David Myers
The Nation
and The Los Angeles Times

May Leonard Beerman’s memory be a blessing to all who knew this giant of justice, love and compassion.

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An Interfaith Future: A Conversation with Eboo Patel & Ed Bacon

“To be religious in the 21st century is to be interreligious.” – Ed Bacon

Join us for a fantastic evening of conversation about our future that will almost certainly include multi-faith leadership. What does “inter-faith” look like in a 21st century world plagued by conflict and misunderstanding? Can cooperation, service, and young people lead us forward? Eboo Patel and Ed Bacon will leave you inspired about the possibilities that lie ahead!

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