Monday, January 16 | 9am-5pm
by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church
Like most Americans, I grew up knowing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King by the sound bites.
Sunday, November 13
We welcome Milton Viorst to the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, November 13 at 10:15 a.m. From serving as the Middle East correspondent for The New Yorker to penning articles for the New York Times, Milton Viorst has dedicated his career to studying the Middle East. His latest book — Zionism: The Birth and Transformation of an Ideal — is grounded in the expertise and knowledge garnered from decades of studying this contentious region.
Today, September 12, 2016, clergy and justice leaders will gather in thirty states and at our nation’s capital for the National Higher Ground Moral Day of Action. Led by William Barber, James Forbes, Traci Blackmon and Sister Simone Campbell today’s actions launch a moral revival in support of the “Higher Ground Moral Declaration.”
“All Saints Church is the place we come to speak the truth that will overcome the lie that we cannot make a difference.”
As a peace and justice church, opposing violence in all its forms has been part of the DNA of All Saints Church for generations. Our history is a tapestry of standing up and speaking out as a beacon of God’s love, justice and compassion in many dark moments in our nation’s history – from the deportation of Japanese Americans during World War II to the profiling of Muslim Americans since 9/11 and so many other times and places along the way.
by Jason Lyon
I have never been prouder of All Saints Church than I was yesterday. Led by our amazing young people, over 600 members of our community gathered together in a prophetic and prayerful response to the tragic events in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas.
Fall Small Groups to Envision a Justice-Based Economy for All
All Saints Church’s Economic Justice & Nonviolence Working Group invites you to explore the connection between economy, creation and the future of life on Earth in Active Hope: An Economy for the Common Good, a parish-wide, four-week series of small group study, sharing and reflection. Our plan for the groups will be to examine how long-accepted economic theories, assumptions and practices have led to devastating inequality and ecological crisis requiring deep systemic change.
What Betsy Perry loves about working on the Economic Justice Nonviolence Working Group:
1. Amazingly interesting political opportunities to learn how to arrange meetings with California Assemblyman Christopher Holden and State Senator Carol Liu for the All Saints Legislative Action Group; and to learn from two parishioners who have extensive experience working with legislators and coached us in the best way to establish a working relationship with these legislators that can directly affect measures passed by our state legislature.
On a hot mid-day Tuesday, August 13, five of us from the ASC Economic Justice/Nonviolence working group, together with Francisco Garcia, joined a picket line in front of the Food4Less Market at the corner of Lake St. and Washington Blvd. in Pasadena. We carried signs saying “Support Food4Less Workers.” We were there to express solidarity with employees of that market who were protesting the decision of Kroger Company (owner of Ralphs and Food 4Less) to reduce wages and benefits as a condition for contract renewal with The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW, Local 770). I was touched by the enthusiastic reception given us by the twenty or so union workers who had been picketing in front of the store a number of hours before our arrival.
The Middle East Ministry invites you to a special Lunch Presentation in the Forum by Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh from Bethlehem University. An author and leader in the non-violent resistance movement in Palestine, Dr. Qumsiyeh will speak about our role as US citizens.
In the Sunday, Feb. 2 Rector’s Forum, Father Greg Boyle discusses gangs, violence, incarceration and economic justice.
It’s the final week of our first small groups exercise “Awakening to a New Vision of Economic Justice.” Missed out? Read along with us.
Annie Leonard, How to Be More than a Mindful Consumer
ASC ongoing project “Awakening to a New Vision of Economic Justice” has created a three-week long series of small group meetings structured around important readings. Sign up to further reflect and prepare for action! Group meetings will take place from Nov. 3–24 from 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM. Select a day of the week that works for you!
It’s easy to sign up online. Just use this form.
Want to know more? Take a look at this flyer.