Part 1 of Tim Wise’s anti-racism event at All Saints Church, on Saturday, January 30, 2016.
COLORS (Christians Offering Love to Overcome Racism in Society) invites you to “A Community Conversation”
Sunday, July 19 from 12:45 – 2:30 p.m. at All Saints Church in Pasadena
• How do we respond to the Charleston Massacre?
• What can we, as progressive Christians, do to address the legacy of slavery?
• What can we, as engaged citizens, do to dismantle white supremacy?
Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, June 21:
“I could rant about the evils of racism and hate, but I am not. Rather, I want to talk about hope and the fiercely transforming power of grace.”
The Charleston Massacre on Wednesday night June 17th took place during “Prayer Meeting.” For me that made a racist, hate-filled, terroristic act even more unthinkable and heinous. It also helps me connect some dots about the radical words of Jesus, the forgiveness that is flowing in Charleston, and our national agenda to uproot white supremacist racism.
by Ed Bacon, Rector of All Saints Church
Our hearts are broken by the unimaginable tragedy that took the lives of nine members of Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina — including Senior Minister, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.
Faith, Labor, and the Road to Racial and Economic Justice: Connecting Past and Present
Sunday, May 17, 2:00–3:30 p.m. in the Forum at All Saints Church, Pasadena
Rob Wright in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, January 18, 2015.
by Jeremy Langill, Director of Youth Ministry
Isaac Ruelas’ and my goal is always to integrate deep relationality, spirituality, learning, and fun into an engaging and thought-provoking theme for our Wednesday night youth program. This year we decided to delve into multi-culturalism, and to begin the work of really exposing our youth to the many “isms” that continue to operate in American society and culture today.
Following our prophetic call, we seek to embody the inclusive love of God in Christ through Spirituality, Community, and Peace & Justice.
The Vision Statement of All Saints Church clearly calls us to faithful action on peace and justice issues in community. Within this vision, one of our core values is a commitment to be world-focused: Our personal journeys of faith are informed by and made accountable to the world’s deep needs when we are dispersed throughout this multicultural region for courageous and risk-filled work of peace and justice. [From All Saints Church Vision Statement: Foundational Values]
by Ed Bacon
“Hope in the Darkness”
“In those days, there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.” That of course is the frame St. Luke puts around his version of Jesus’s birth.
Many events in our religious narrative give reference to the cultural or political contexts for God’s Story of grace and love. That is because our theology speaks to real life concerns — what actually obstructs abundant life for all. In telling the Christmas story framed by what was going on culturally and politically, writers of scripture are claiming that God’s grace and love impact our daily lives and bring hope even to our darkest, most intractable problems.
Inspired by the resolution written by Winnie Varghese and adopted by the Diocese of New York, All Saints’ rector Ed Bacon has submitted the following resolution for consideration by the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles at its Diocesan Convention meeting in Ontario December 5 & 6.
Please pray for our nation as we seek to address the challenges of structural racism and our church as we seek to be agents of hope, healing and reconciliation.
Title of Resolution: Policing and Public Safety
Bryan Stevenson visits the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, March 16.