Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Looking Ahead: Upcoming Speakers @ASC in the 2012-2013 Program Year


January 28, 2013: John Philip Newell | March 17/18, 2013: Marcus Borg

Fasten your seatbelts for a truly extraordinary year of opportunities to be inspired by a compelling slate of speakers, teachers, authors and activists during the 2012-2013 program year at All Saints Church. On the Rector's Forum (Sunday mornings at 10:15 a/m/) schedule so far:

We are delighted to welcome back Dr. Susan Thistlethwaite to kick off this year’s Rector’s Forum series. She will be joined by Najeeba Syeed-Miller, a Muslim contributor to the book  Interfaith Just Peacemaking to explore the idea of “Just Peace” theory as an alternative to “Just War.” Book will be available to order.

Magna-cum-laude Harvard grad, tenured professor, in-demand preacher, and author of popular as well as academic books and blogs Monica Coleman opens up her life in her book Not Alone — offering the hard-won wisdom that she’s obtained as she’s wrestled with God and with depression. Books will be on sale in the Forum.

November 25 | PAUL ZAK
What is our nature as human beings? How is it that we can engage in heroic acts of compassion and also perpetrate heinous acts of violence? Dr. Paul Zak explores this dichotomy in his book The Moral Molecule, which takes us on a journey he made from the laboratories to the jungles in search of what it means to be human. Books will be on sale in the Forum

December 16 | BRIAN McLAREN Why did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? is the compelling title of Brian McLaren’s latest book—proposing a new faith alternative, one built on "benevolence and solidarity rather than rivalry and hostility." McLaren will offer tools to move beyond mere tolerance to vigorous hospitality toward, interest in, and collaboration with the other. Books will be on sale in the Forum.

For more information visit the All Saints website or call 626.796.1172