And it’s January!
As the new year begins -- with all its opportunities and challenges -- here at All Saints Church we look forward to another year of living out our mission of turning the human race into the human family and making God’s love tangible 24/7. We quote Martin Luther King Jr. a lot here at All Saints -- and high on the list of frequently quoted quotes is “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
And then on January 28/29 we will mark a very special anniversary with a weekend dedicated to the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the 1992 blessing of Mark Benson and Phil Straw: the first same-sex union blessed at All Saints Church . A day-long conference on Saturday the 28th will include speakers from the original “God, Sex & Justice” task force and a video look back at this important part of our history followed by workshops equipping us to move forward in the future.
The arc of the moral universe is long, but we have seen it bend toward justice … and this January we are going to continue the All Saints tradition of setting audacious goals and celebrating incremental victories as we continue to do our part to make justice roll down. Happy New Year, Church!
-- by Susan Russell, Senior Associate for Communication, Incorporation & Inclusion