Thoreau reminds us to “remain awake,” a common admonition from holy voices. For what should we be awake and how do we stay that way? Gabrielle Farrell, Religious Educator, Lifespan Learning and Family Ministries, and Rev. Hardies offer contemplations as we mark the end of Gabrielle's eleven-year ministry to All Souls.
The All Souls Choir presents Ralph Vaughan Williams’ moving masterpiece, Dona Nobis Pacem, a reflection on war and peace, suffering, and healing that sets some of Walt Whitman’s civil war poems. The choir will be joined by guest musicians from the University of Maryland School of Music and the Washington Master Chorale to perform Vaughan Williams’ own rarely heard arrangement for string orchestra and piano. Scot Hannah Weir conducts, and the performance features soloists Steve Combs and Marlissa Hudson and guest pianist C. Paul Heins. (Recording not available.)
Celebrate the interdependent web. The Green Souls will sponsor a zero-trash lunch, provide information on ethical eating, and lead tours of the church building.
Rev. Pollard is the dean of Howard University School of Divinity.
Hope, renewal, new beginnings.
In a world where too many churches offer either hell or cheap grace, All Souls has so much to offer, but it is up to us to make it more than just a promise. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
Let's face it: Sin Happens. Humans are flawed beings. But love happens too. Is sin inescapable? Is salvation possible? And why is a religious humanist preaching about this stuff anyway?
Bishop Carlton, one of the nation’s leading African American television preachers, shares the story of his conversion to Universalism, and his vision for how the Universalist gospel can change the world.
How can our faith—and a proper understanding of “vocation”—help us reclaim a fuller sense of our humanity in the face of an economic system that threatens to reduce us to the sum total of what we produce?
Join us for a moving service as we launch our capital campaign, the Third Century Challenge.
“Stop. Look. Listen.” That’s what the signs used to say at railroad crossings when I was growing up. Those same three words are not a bad recipe for cultivating a reverent attention to life.
Rev. Hardies and special musical guests. Our special musical guests, the Bokamoso South African Youth Choir, will join the Jubilee Singers and our own children’s choir for an inspiriting mix of music and story that testify to the power of hope. Learn more about the Bokamoso Choir at www.bokamosoyouth.org.
How can the New Year teach us to be truly present to our lives?
T’was the service of Christmas where carols are sung, though all are secretly thinking of their number one. We try to pretend that gifts mean nothing, but after weeks and months of searching, the perfect gift enters our heads. As we gather together, let’s carefully consider that the most important gift of all is sometimes the simplest.
Some of the African American advent spirituals illuminate the revolutionary potential of the Advent story. What insight do they offer our own revolutionary times?