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.”
Peace & Justice
“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.
Little Heart — a new play by acclaimed playwright Irene O’Garden — is based on the life of artist Corita Kent and explores her ongoing battle with arch-conservative Cardinal MacIntyre, as well as her private struggles with fellow sisters, students and her own spiritual doubt. The reading stars Amanda Plummer, is directed by John Pielmeier and will be presented on Saturday, July 18th at 2pm in the Forum at All Saints Church.
Leading Gun Violence Prevention to Protect Children and Our Neighborhoods
All Saints Church is honored to be part of the growing coalition of community partners leading the push for economic justice for Pasadena workers.
According to Francisco Garcia, All Saints’ Director of Peace & Justice, “A recent report in the Pasadena Weekly indicates that Pasadena is one of the most unequal cities in the state of California when it comes to the income gap between the rich and the poor — with over 22,000 of the nearly 70,000 employed Pasadena residents earning less than $15 per hour.”