October 19 -- Candidates Day
Prior to the November general election, H4PJ and Cathedral of Hope will be hosting its traditional election-year Candidates Day where we invite candidates running for office—local, statewide, and national—to attend services and be recognized. As we prepare for this day, we are looking for volunteers who will help us invite all candidates on the ballot from both political parties to attend. We will need assistance contacting each candidate by email and/or phone call and following up with their campaigns once they confirm. If you are interested in this outreach opportunity, print the keywords CANDIDATES DAY in the comments section of the red registration pad or email Roger Stanley.
A Compassionate, Generous Response
Many of you heard about the cooperative effort between La Catedral de la Esperanza, Cathedral of Hope, and H4PJ to raise the funds to send 28-year old Ramon Ceja, dying of bone cancer, home to his family in Guadalajara. (Telemudo reports here; blog by Rev. Jeff Hood, H4PJ’s minister of social justice, here.)
During the three services Sunday at Cathedral of Hope/La Catedral de la Esperanza, people gave $1,981—a generous outpouring of compassion and solidarity.
We encounter opportunities like this every week—whether it’s someone in need or a speaker who can bring us a word of inspiration or challenge. If you would like to get involved in the work of justice alongside other peoples of faith, contact us. And if you would like to support our work financially, you can do so here.
Together—using all our gifts and talents—we can change the world.
Book Studies Prepare Us
“Celebration of Women”
This week—in preparation for H4PJ Sunday and the weekend of events scheduled for November 7-9—two, three-week book studies begin.
One, primarily for men (but women are welcome!) on the book Men and Feminism began October 14 and continues for two more weeks. Details here!
Another, on Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch begins Wednesday, October 15 at 6p. Details here!
These studies are intended to create dialogue while increasing knowledge and understanding of women’s rights and the history of the movement.
Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) will be joining us for each of the Celebration of Women events:
• Solidarity with Women Mixer, Friday, November 7
• Women’s Rights Symposium, Saturday, November 8
• Celebrating Women Reception, Saturday, November 8
Kate will also be speaking Sunday at both services at Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, November 9 followed by a brunch in her honor. (Details forthcoming.)
Facing Race 2014
Facing Race: A National Conference is presented by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. A unique collaborative space for racial justice movement making, Facing Race is the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives and other leaders.
Facing Race 2014 will be held in Dallas, Texas on November 13-15, 2014. In addition to highlighting a Southern perspective for Facing Race attendees, the 2014 conference will offer the local community unprecedented access to information and resources on racial equity. Previous Facing Race National Conferences have been held in Baltimore, Berkeley, Chicago, Oakland and New York.