Every three years the Episcopal Church meets for its General Convention — a ten day gathering of legislation and liturgy bringing thousands of Episcopalians together from around the church. The next General Convention is schedule for July 2018 in Austin, Texas … but that could change. In response to a transgender discriminatory “bathroom bill” (Senate Bill 6) filed last month in the Texas Legislature, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings are kicking up some dust with their letter to the Speaker of the House … written January 30th and released today.
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Additionally, during the week of November 14-20, individuals and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and address the issues these communities face.
Sunday, October 30
We are delighted to welcome back to All Saints Church one of our favorite people on the planet: Bishop Gene Robinson. A long-time friend of All Saints, the retired Bishop of New Hampshire broke new ground as the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church and has continued his prophetic leadership in retirement as a Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress (CAP) — dedicated to “improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action.”
What Religious Liberty Is and Isn’t
Sunday, May 22
with Jennifer Pizer, Lambda Legal Law & Policy Director
The surge of anti-LGBT legislation across the country has dominated the news cycle putting homophobia and transphobia front-and-center in our civic discourse. A source of concern for all fair-minded Americans, this latest surge strikes a deep chord with people of faith who once again see their religion being hijacked as a weapon of mass discrimination.
Bradley Whitford and Zachary Drucker in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, February 15, 2015.
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.
H. Adam Ackley speaks in the Rector’s Forum at ASC on November 24, 2013.
“Transgender and Christian”: a theological understanding celebrating transgender identity woven with the personal faith testimony of Dr. H Adam Ackley, who is both an ordained minister and a theologian. Until recently a full professor of theology in the Department of Philosophy and Theology at Azusa Pacific University, Dr. Ackley is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn from an inspiring teacher and courageous witness to God’s inclusive love.
- Coming Up: H. Adam Ackley at ASC Nov. 24 (ascideas.org)
Transgender Day Of Remembrance is November 20 this year.
Events in West Hollywood / Los Angeles will take place at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 7:00 p.m. to memorialize and honor our trans brothers and sisters whose lives were taken due to transphobic hatred and prejudice.
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