Rector’s Forum

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Ron Young: “ISIS, Iran and Israel/Palestine: What Should the United States Do?”

“After Netanyahu Speech, Congress Is Officially High School.” So claimed Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi in response to the Israeli Prime Minister being invited by Speaker of the House John Boehner to address the U.S. Congress March 3.

What was really going on in this event — just weeks before the Israeli elections and one week before 47 U. S. Senators inserted themselves into delicate diplomatic negotiations with Iran? All of the issues in the entire Middle East — including debates about a two-state solution in Israel/Palestine and how to respond to ISIS — create an interlocking system. As complex as it all is, we’ll try to sort it out this Sunday at 10:15 in the Rector’s Forum.

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“Exploring Transgender Experience Through a ‘Transparent’ Lens”

A Rector’s Forum with Bradley Whitford and Zackary Drucker

On Sunday, February 15th we will embrace the decades-long commitment of All Saints Church to “turning the human race into the human family” with a very special Rector’s Forum focused on the experience of transgender members of our human family. It will be our honor to welcome actor (and All Saints member) Bradley Whitford and artist Zackary Drucker to discuss their work with the award winning television show Transparent — chronicling the impact on one family as the father comes out as transgender.

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Film-Critic-in-Residence Ken Turan Returns to All Saints on February 1st

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We are delighted to welcome back our long time friend and “film critic in residence” Kenneth Turan for his annual pre-Oscar visit to the Rector’s Forum at All Saints Church. Join us for an energetic and entertaining conversation on film in general and the Oscars in specific. Sunday, February 1st at 10:15 a.m. in the Forum.

Read NPR’s story wherein Turan discusses this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Choosing Reconciliation: A Courageous Journey

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What happens when formerly estranged peoples look at their entwined history together? Asking that question led to Louise Steinman to Poland and to her latest book, “The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation”

As a writer and literary curator, Steinman’s work frequently deals with memory, history and reconciliation. After attending a Zen Peacemaker retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 2000, she embarked on a decade-long exploration—into her own family’s history in a small Polish town—as well as an immersion in what she describes as “the exhilarating and discomforting, sometimes surreal, yet ultimately healing process of Polish-Jewish reconciliation taking place in today’s democratic Poland.”

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