Peace & Justice

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Daily Ritual for #SacredResistance

Turning marches into movements requires commitment, organization, resilience … and a plan. Here is the plan for a daily ritual for sacred resistance developed by the All Saints Church Peace & Justice team.

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Women’s March/LA: Calling All Episcopalians

On Saturday, January 21st women and men committed to the shared values of love, justice and compassion will take to the streets in a nationwide demonstration of solidarity and sacred resistance — and All Saints is proud that The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles is organizing to be part of that witness. From the Facebook Event:

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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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An Inch At A Time: Syrian Refugee Family Update

Sister Joan Chittister famously said:  “We are each called to go through life reclaiming the planet an inch at a time until the Garden of Eden grows green again.” This week we celebrate one of those inches as we mark the first anniversary of the arrival of the Syrian refugee family All Saints was privileged to participate in sponsoring.

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We Are All Touched by Gun Violence

Fourth Annual Community Vigil:  Sunday, December 11

Please join us in remembering the more than 120,000 Americans killed by gun violence since the December 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre. Speakers will include Mike Kinman (All Saints Church), Francisco Garcia, Jr. (Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Inglewood), Pastor Kerwin Manning (Pasadena Church) and Erin Dunkerly (Survivor of Loss to Suicide by Firearm).

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Featured Ministry: Racial Justice Ministry (COLORS)

by Johari DeWitt-Rogers
[Racial Justice Ministry member and a primary author of the Racial Justice Resolution]

I guess you could say that fighting for racial justice is in my DNA. I was born and raised in Alabama and my father was very involved in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. In fact, he was a colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even as a child, I understood that problems of racism and bigotry do not just solve themselves, people have to act.

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Milton Viorst on Zionism

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.

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A Litany for the National Moral Day of Action

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.”

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The Episcopal Church Stands With Standing Rock

“While we cannot all physically stand in the Camp of Sacred Stones today, let us hold, both in spoken word and silent prayer, the aspirations of the Sioux people and urge our policymakers to protect and responsibly steward our water, the sacred gift from God that sustains us all.” These words from our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry were part of his powerful statement issued on August 25 in support of the Standing Rock protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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