Rector’s Forum

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Tim Wise: Race and Whiteness in the Era of Trumpism

Sunday, April 30

We are thrilled to welcome anti-racist activist and writer Tim Wise to All Saints once again — this time talking about race in America in the context of our new presidential administration and exploring the ways white privilege and white fragility shape our national and cultural narrative and inform the rise in white nationalist rhetoric.

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Promoting Gun Safety while Protecting Gun Rights

Rector’s Forum, Sunday March 19

Join us in the Forum at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 19 to learn more about the Firearms Accountability Counsel Task Force (FACT), a major new national coalition of law firms & gun control advocates aimed at using legal strategies to both prevent and reduce gun violence in America — a bright and welcome ray of hope at any time and especially now, when our nation is on the brink of a future with cause for real concern in many important areas.

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Films, Festivals and the Oscars

Film critic Kenneth Turan in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, February 5, 2017:

“I hate to tar things with a broad brush but there really seems to be sexism in the movie business… Everyone has to keep pushing and saying this is wrong.”

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Reza Aslan & Jessica Jackley

Sunday, March 12

Long time friend Reza Aslan will be our preacher at the 9:00 & 11:15 am services and at 10:15 am our Rector’s Forum speaker will be Jessica Jackley — entrepreneur and co-founder of Kiva and Profounder: organizations promoting economic development through microloans. Jessica will present “Going Deeper: Choice, Connection, and Commitment in Service”

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How We Pray for the President

Mike Kinman, Zelda Kennedy and Sally Howard in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, January 29, 2017:

“I love that this community cares about prayer so much that we packed this room for this conversation… Let’s keep the conversation going, not just with me but with each other.”

Intersectional Resistance: Reproductive Justice

Sheri Bonner and Susan Russell in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, January 22, 2017:

“Abortion rates are lower than they’ve ever been. That’s a story we need to tell, too. The reason so many fewer woman are having abortions is because they have access to birth control… If you really want fewer abortions, then Planned Parenthood is the way we get there.”


Intersectional Resistance: Reproductive Justice

Sunday, January 22

Reconciliation is holy work. Resistance is too. When the agendas of the president-elect and the new Congress scapegoat people of color and Muslims, deprive our fellow citizens of control over their lives, desecrate God’s creation or enrich the wealthy at the expense of the poor, we must oppose them. This is not a partisan political statement; it is a confession of faith.”
— The Reverend Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies

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Dreams Deferred: The Movement for Black Lives Today

Delonte Gholston, Jasmine Abdullah, Andre Henry and Jeanelle Austin in the Rector’s Forum on MLK, Jr. Sunday, January 15, 2017:

“Leadership looks different in this movement. We have a lot of decentralized movements and that is a strength of ours, I believe. And so if you’re waiting for a Dr. King or a Malcolm X that you can jump behind, you’re waiting too long. You’re letting the moment pass you. We don’t have Dr. Kings and Malcolm Xs.”

Stories from the Undocumented in Our Community

Pablo Alvarado and the National Day Laborer Network in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, January 8, 2017:

“The uncertainties you face as a day worker are so many. First of all you don’t know if you’re going to get a day of work. You don’t know if you’re going to get paid for the work you’re going to do. You don’t know if you’re going to have an injury at the workplace and if you’re going to receive the proper medical care. You don’t know if white supremacist individuals and organizations are going to come and harass you…”