At All Saints Church we are committed to the proposition that peace and justice making are not options for the world’s great religions. Rather peace and justice making are central mandates for us all the world’s great religions. We believe that God’s desire is to advance the agenda of peace through true community in the broadest sense – and a long standing commitment to interfaith education, dialogue, collaboration and celebration is one of the hallmarks of All Saints Church.
The City of Los Angeles hosted a memorial service for Dr. Maher Hathout, Saturday, January 10, on the steps of L.A. City Hall. Watch the video here.
Watch the Muslim Public Affairs Council National Convention held at All Saints Church on Saturday, December 15, 2012. MPAC Convention, December 15, 2012, Opening Session: 11:30 a.m. ~ 12:30 p.m.
MPAC Convention, December 15, 2012, Fast Fwd: The Ideas Shaping the Future: 1:00 ~ 2:30 p.m.
MPAC Convention, December 15, 2012, Faith, Authority & Freedom: 4:00 ~ 5:30 p.m.
See the Interfaith Peace Service held at All Saints on Memorial Day, 2007, which was broadcast to the Middle East, showing Muslims, Jews and Christians praying for peace together. (28 min):
In September 2010 All Saints' rector Ed Bacon stood with interfaith leaders against the Islamaphobic rhetoric surrounding the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The full text of the media release is here ... and included this statement:
“We will not stand by while fear mongers attempt to make September 11th events moments of demonization and polarization by advocating tactics that are neither American nor authentically religious. All the world religions advocate living out of the House of Love, not the House of Fear. We encourage all people of good will, religious or not to overcome hatred and fear with love by seeking to understand Islam as a religion of peace.”
See the entire 9/11 Peace Vigil held at the Islamic Center of Southern California no September 11, 2010 (68 min):
In October 2010 All Saints offered a multi-week series entitled “Islam 101" -- pictured below -- and we continue to live out our commitment to interfaith peacemaking as one of the habits of love inherent in the DNA of All Saints Church through our work with the Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative.
Read the Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative statement on Gaza/Israel that was issued on November 24, 2012 here.
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