by Allen Fitzpatrick | Mar 29, 2023
How can we align the daily act every one of us does – eating food – with our core faith-based values of social justice, animal welfare, environmental protection, and health? Theologians and food activists will explore this challenge in a special Earth Day program at St. Alban’s Church. Keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Christopher Carter, whose book The Spirit of Soul Food: Race, Faith, and Food Justice merges a history of Black American foodways with a Christian ethical response to food injustice. Other speakers will be the Rev. Melanie Mullen (Director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care for The Episcopal Church); Aysha Akhtar, M.D. (neurologist, animal welfare activist, author); parishioner Mary Beth Albright (journalist, author, food expert); chef Todd Gray & Ellen Kassoff Gray (co-founders, Equinox Restaurant); Pamela Hess (Executive Dir., Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture); Danielle Nierenberg (President, Food Tank); Sara Polon (co-Founder & CEO, Soupergirl); and the Rev. Derrick Weston (Creation Justice Ministries).
Attendance is free of charge but pre-registration is required to receive lunch. Nursery care and children’s programs will be available. St. Alban’s is at 3001 Wisconsin Avenue NW. The program will also be live-streamed.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, EMAIL MERY MONTENEGRO, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, ST. ALBAN’S CHURCH OR CALL 202-363-8286.
by Allen Fitzpatrick | Feb 21, 2023
Daryl Davis will join us at Transfiguration Church to share his experiences of dismantling racism and to offer a powerful call to action.
Daryl is an international recording artist, who has performed with the greatest artists in the music industry. He is also a lecturer, author, and race reconciler who has confronted racism at the most personal level for decades.
Daryl’s impassioned presentations feature stories of dramatic encounters and amusing anecdotes. They empower the audience to confront their own prejudices and overcome their fears.
We hope you will join us for this special event! Daryl Davis is truly a prophetic voice, for such a time as this.
by Emily Snowden | Jan 5, 2023
Tell Me the Truth About Racism is a story that frames racism through the lens of Christian faith for children aged 5-12. Leaders Will Bouvel and Jen Holt Enriquez, first built the foundation of this work in Lent 2021 to teach to children at churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. Soon thereafter they began training other Christian formation leaders to do this work in their own churches.
Tell Me the Truth About Racism is respected throughout the church and received a Becoming the Beloved Community grant from the Episcopal Church. The entire training is 7 sessions. This 2-hour workshop, sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington is an opportunity to learn more about the training and to discern if it is a good fit for your community.
The workshop takes place at Diocesan Church House on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. The event is free and open to all. Registration is required. You can register on the learning hub here or at learn.edow.org.
by Allen Fitzpatrick | Oct 28, 2022
“The past several years have reminded me that there are many people who don’t know much about Matthew’s story despite the close connection here at the Cathedral.” – Rev. Patrick L. Keyser, Priest Associate National Cathedral
The Meaning of Matthew is more than a retelling of horrific injustice that brought the reality of inequality and homophobia into the American consciousness. It is an unforgettable and inspiring account of how one ordinary woman turned an unthinkable tragedy into a vital message for the world.
Join the LGBTQIA Alliance for a discussion of Judy Shepard’s book “The Meaning of Matthew: My Son’s Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed.” Lead by The Rev. Patrick L. Keyser, Priest Associate.
This is a hybrid event available both online via Zoom or in person at National Cathedral’s Library. Free Registration: tinyurl.com/TheMeaningOfMatthewS