Amy Hunter in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, February 12, 2017:
“I’m really clear that what is wrong, is that we are not connected.”
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:
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.
Sunday, November 20
All are welcome to gather in Sweetland Hall on Sunday, November 20 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for the Annual Racial Justice Ministry (COLORS) Open House. This year’s event will focus on the Racial Justice Resolution recently adopted by the All Saints Vestry and will feature our new rector Mike Kinman as the guest speaker.
presented by Conscientious Projector and COLORS
The Black Lives Matter movement is a truly modern civil rights movement. With no clear leader, the movement is harnessing the power of direct protest and social media to raise awareness of the plight of black communities. “We all bear the responsibility,”explains educator/activist Melina Abdullah. “Black Lives Matter is a rallying cry, to affirm that black people matter and to demand change.”
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.
Bryan Stevenson on Sunday, February 28, 2016:
“It is the broken that can teach us what it means to accept God’s grace. It is the broken that can show us the power of mercy. It is the broken that will teach us what compassion can do. It is the broken who understands what it means to suffer weaknesses: It is when we are weak and broken that we are strong.”
On Sunday, February 28 from 1:00 – 3:00pm COLORS (Christians Offering Live to Overcome Racism in Society) will present the film, White Like Me — featuring author and educator, Tim Wise. Released in 2013, the film got a rave review in Slate’s culture blog which called it ” an informative, convincing narrative tracing America’s fraught history with race.”
Tim Wise in the Rector’s Forum, Sunday, January 31, 2016:
“It is a poison — Whether it is privilege, or the myth of meritocracy, whether it is racism itself — and it is making us sick, those of us for whom that system was established. Maybe not as sick as those who are its targets, and I’m not saying that our suffering and pain equates in any way to that of people of color — but it does tell us that we’re all being poisoned from a common fountain. And if we’re going to get healthy we’re going to have to see ourselves as the collateral damage of that system of iniquity.”
Part 2 of Tim Wise’s anti-racism event at All Saints Church, on Saturday, January 30, 2016.
Part 1 of Tim Wise’s anti-racism event at All Saints Church, on Saturday, January 30, 2016.