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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.

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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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Women in Islam

Edina Lekovic in the Rector’s Forum on October 2, 2016:

“Muhammad taught us that heaven lies at the feet of your mother. Against the backdrop of what we’re taught as Muslims, it provides a strong foundation that gives me a lot of support as a Muslim feminist. I don’t have to go away from Islam to find my ideas of feminism. I find them rooted there.”

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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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Salam Al-Marayati: Bridging Muslim & LGBT Communities in the Wake of Orlando

Sunday, July 3

“We are your shield. The Muslim community stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the LGBTQ community. We are one, we are all part of one humanity, and we will defend each other — we will work together.” Salam Al-Marayati — President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council — spoke these words at the Interfaith Vigil on the steps of the Islamic Center of Southern California on June 13th — the day after he tragic shootings in Orlando.

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The New Islamophobia in the US

Reza Aslan on Sunday, January 10, 2016:

“The only way to overcome religious violence is religious peacemaking. Data doesn’t overcome bigotry — relationship does. Knowing another person as a person overcomes ‘otherness’.”

In Memory of Dr. Maher Hathout

“God does not belong to any religion. All religions belong to God.” — Dr. Maher Hathout

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Sad news from our friends at MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council): “Last night, the world lost a pioneer, visionary and a leader of the American Muslim community. Dr. Maher Hathout (1936-2015) was a leader for Islam and for humanity, a voice for the voiceless, a patriot, a poet, a physician, a friend and a family man. He made an indelible impression on everyone he met.”

All Saints Church joins all those across our interfaith family mourning the passing of this true giant of peace, justice and interfaith solidarity.

For more information on the work and witness of Dr. Hathout visit the MPAC blogsite. And as we pray for comfort for his family and community in their grief, may we continue to be inspired by his commitment to “the God who belongs to no religion” to live our lives in alignment with God’s values of love, justice and compassion.

View Dr. Hathout’s 2011 sermon at All Saints Church here.

View a video of the memorial service held on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall, Saturday, January 10 for Dr. Hathout here.