Progressive - Inclusive -Safe Space - @SFSU - All College Students Welcome United Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ
Campus Pastor Rev. Hannah Elyse Cornthwaite In 1961 six different denominations came together to purchase a house across the street from San Francisco State University. In the early days each denomination had their own campus pastor who used the house as their office and meeting space to work with students. In 1968 campus relations were contentious between the campus administration and students regarding Ethnic Studies. During this time, the EcHouse was active in the protests for Ethnic Studies as a center for organizing, and even offered office space to student groups that were kicked off of campus during that turbulent time. A lot has changed at San Francisco State, and at the EcHouse since then, but one thing that has remained the same - the EcHouse is committed to justice, to the Students of San Francisco State University, and to the radically inclusive message of Jesus Christ! We are active in justice movements of today such as...fighting for full civil rights for lgbtq people and standing in solidarity with victims of extra-judicial killing in the Philippines and with those whose immigration status leaves them vulnerable. All of these efforts are strengthened by our faith. We have bible Study, service opportunities, and seek ways to connect with churches in the city, as well as ways to create Christian community within the San Francisco State community. In 1969 the EcHouse was a gathering place, office space for clergy and student groups, and actively following their faith into a changing world. Today our house is home to 11 students, who also follow their faith into a changing world. Please take some time and check out our website, see what we are up to, and learn a bit about us. God Bless
Mission: to invite, inform, and inspire the campus community to experience God's love and engage the Christian faith such that their gifts for making a better world are called forth, Christian disciples are made, the Good News is proclaimed, and God's compassion and justice are made known.
Operating as usual
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…We wait; we may wait in despair, or at least in deep disappointment.
But we may also wait differently;
we wait in confident faith;
we wait in eager longing,
we wait on the Lord.
We wait for the future and against despair,
because we know that you, the God of life, will defeat the force of death.
We know that the Friday execution could not defeat the life lived by Jesus
nor the life lived by his faithful people.
As we wait, we practice our next moves for the coming dance;
it is only a little while…”yet a little while”;
we will walk the long march of obedience;
we will run the race of discipleship;
we will soar like eagles into God’s good future of neighborliness.
We know that you will overcome the silence
because the silence….no more than the darkness….
can overcome the Lord of Life. Amen. (Brueggemann, Virus as a Summons to Faith, 34)
We open our hearts anew to you this morning,
O Lord, that the love of [our Creator]
and the life of Christ
and breath of the Spirit
would quicken within us
a greater affection for your ways.
Work your will in us, Lord Christ. [Daybreak: Every Moment Holy]
forthewild.world With a historical analysis of slavery and plantation labor, Tricia’s work prompts us to consider what is stolen from those among us who cannot rest under capitalism, laying the groundwork for deep inquiry into the emergent possibilities of “DreamSpace.”
our lives will never return to the way they were, and they shouldn't. this pandemic continues to push us and has forced us to see things we won't be able to unsee. this time is changing us, may it be changing us for the better.
Prayer for morning coffee. #dogoodworks #yourmugmatters
[08/20/20] EcHouse has some open rooms, if you hear of some YA or college students who are in need of housing/being displaced by these fires, please put them in touch with our chaplain Hannah ([email protected]). Or if there are other resources we can help with, we are eager to help.
Good day, beloveds. It’s been a hot minute since we’ve posted anything. EcHouse has faced a whirlwind as we took things online and still tried to make sure our students were being fed in body and soul. You’re chaplain also really sucks at social media but I’m commuting to doing better. For now, just wanted to send some love and let you know we’ve got some really exciting new things coming.
And here’s just a friendly reminder that you all are f^
medium.com By David B. Green, Jr.
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.
June is Pride month, but this year we're having a "Black Queer Pride Month" here on our page! Today we feature the iconic singer, supermodel, muse, actress, and ultimate gay diva Grace Jones!
Openly bisexual, Grace had her first contact with the gay scene through her brother Chris - they both had a tough time growing up in a rigorous religious family in Jamaica, one of the most homophobic places in the world.
After living between the US and Jamaica during her teen years, she moved to Paris in 1970 to work as a model. The Paris high fashion scene went crazy with Jones's unusual and androgynous look, and she became a muse to several important designers.
Jones recorded her first album in 1977. "Portfolio" had a few disco hits such as "Sorry," "That's the Trouble," and "I Need A Man," but also made the world aware of her powerful voice with her amazing seven-minutes rendition of the classic "La Vie En Rose." She performed regularly at Studio 54, and her shows were highly sexualized and flamboyant. They featured from muscular men in jockstraps being whipped by her (wearing nothing but lingerie) to even Grace as a caged tiger! She soon gained the reputation of "Queen of the Gay Discos."
In the 80s, Grace helped shaped the gender bender attitude of the New Wave/New Romantics scene, with her breaking the boundaries between masculine and feminine - creating a perfect contrast with another pop star from the era, Boy George. During that time, she released some highly acclaimed albums such as "Warm Leatherette" and "Nightclubbing," and reached the peak of her popularity with the anthem "Slave To The Rhythm." At the same time, she pursued an acting career and was featured in some great movies such as "Conan The Destroyer," "A View to a Kill," and the super campy classic "Vamp."
At 72 years old, Grace is still going strong and performing sold-out concerts and tours, and plans to release a new album soon. We can't hardly wait! As Andy Warhol once said... "Grace is perfect!"
nytimes.com On June 19, 1865, enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free. Now, 155 years later, people in cities and towns across the U.S. continue to mark the occasion with celebrations.
money.com Nearly 3 in 5 students reported dealing with some kind of basic needs insecurity.
pcusa.org The recent deaths of three African Americans have once again raised concern about racial injustice across the country, including the cities where the deaths occurred.
Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry's sermon given at Washington National Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020.
episcopalchurch.org Presiding Bishop Curry’s Word to the Church: When the Cameras are Gone, We Will Still Be Here May 30, 2020 A word to the Church from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: “Our long-term commitment to racial justice and reconciliation is embedded in our identity as baptized followers of Jesus. We will ...
Episcopal Young Adult and Campus Ministries
God, whose heart is love and justice, deepen our commitment...
Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries
Where am I to find hope?
By Rev. Lenny Duncan
Dear Beloved, I write you a day late and a dollar short turning in this blog post for this community, my community, on a day where white supremacy has been allowed to once again feed black bodies to the machine that is the so-called American Dream. I write this to you in deep and sincere love, but I have to beg the question, where are you? As I am losing my breath. As the corners from my eyes start to fill with darkness. As I take my last gasping breath of life and the imago dei fades out of my eyes over and over again on social media your silence is perhaps the loudest.
I’m supposed to be writing about where I see queer leadership rising up in this time of crisis. But other than queer boots on the ground who are now forced to mop up the blood of my people, leaders who are now chaplains to the revolution whether they wanted it or not, what are we doing? Where is our organizing? Why aren’t we raising funds for bail money? Why aren’t we supplying leaders we know on the ground, right now, with everything organizers say they need? How many times have you called Minneapolis mayor or the chief of police and demand murder charges for all four officers? And if you are doing all this and more and find yourself indignant ask yourself as a white person why me asking you this upsets you? What have you done historically or literally to earn my trust?
What is this community willing to sacrifice to end white supremacy? Our calls? Our livelihoods? Our reputations?
Queer theology, frameworks of mutual trust, love, boundaries, joy, compersion, and accountability, waging peace in the face of war and death. These are the things that we can bring to this important struggle.
I’m telling you as a queer black man in America that I don’t think this community is committed to dismantling white supremacy within it or in the world. You don’t believe me? Ask other black queer members of this community if they feel you got their back when the tear gas starts flying. So, where do I see queer leadership rising up in this time where a global pandemic has laid bare what some of us have lived with since day one?
Where am I to find hope?
In you. Still in you beloved. Because I also know this community. This community is full of hope and proof the Kin-dom of God has come near. Because I see some of you also trying. We have a Bishop who responded to a lynching on his territory. He doesn’t know that I was almost killed in that same area at 14 years old by men who dragged me in a car and took me to the woods. He doesn’t know I barely escaped with my young life.
I have seen members of this community from the Twin Cities push through eight weeks of decision fatigue, and the malaise of existential loneliness, and jump right into action. Some of them have been doing this work since the Ferguson uprising and some are taking their first halting steps into direct action work. I see hope because I love your queer bodies so much even on a day where all I can do is look at the news and weep deep and mournful sobs and swallow trauma the way most of you gulp air after a good cry. Yet I still wrote you this evening. Because it is in this love and the frameworks of relationship and community that only queer souls can create, can we find a way to awaken this church and maybe even this country to the great task ahead of us. I love you even though you keep killing me and I’m a fool for that. I hope to see you on the front lines in the weeks and days ahead. A lot of folks are always asking me after I say something like this, what can I do? Start in your own backyard. Do the research to discover the history and current manifestation of systemic racism and white supremacy in your context. A great curriculum to start with is called White Homework. Click the link, do the work, and support the author!
Also, support our siblings on the ground in the Twin Cities who are providing Lutheran witness. Don’t second guess them, you aren’t there. Send them money and supplies for folks on the ground. Pray for them.
In the Name of the Parent, the Rebel, and the Spirit
The Rev. Lenny Duncan
(Link for White Homework: https://www.toriglass.com/white-homework-lessons)
No New SF Jail Coalition
Today we celebrate a long awaited victory as the Board of Supervisor's vote 10-1 to close 850 Bryant! This is a movement built by so many people.
For the past seven years, you’ve stood with us against jailing and criminalization. You’ve taken a stand for a better, more sustainable and more healthy San Francisco for all residents and communities.
You’ve shown solidarity with caged & criminalized people throughout San Francisco. You’ve gotten your organizations to sign-on to our letters and to mobilize to City Hall numerous times. You even risked arrest in order to demand our city refuses to build a new jail.
For the past 18 months, you’ve demanded City Hall take action to close 850 permanently, without out-of-county transfers or jail expansion. And you’ve called for the immediate release of people from SF’s jails in order to prevent the spread of COVID19.
You’ve stormed social media, posting status updates, tweets, selfies to #ShutDown850. You’ve submitted public comment and testimony to countless public hearings and committee meetings. You’ve lobbied City Supervisors, tirelessly.
And, it worked.
Together, we are making history. Today, the Board of Supervisors passed Fewer’s ordinance to close 850 Bryant by November 1st, 2020, with a 10 to 1 vote. Right now, SF has a record low number of people locked up inside jail, at around 700, the lowest it’s been since the 1950’s.
Just as you helped us defeat plans for a new jail in 2015, you’ve helped us chip away even further at SF’s oppressive jailing system. Because of you and your bold actions and commitment, we successfully passed this legislation to close a dangerous jail, to ensure that the cages at 850 Bryant are not refilled with people in months to come. If we can prove that no city needs a jail like 850 Bryant -- not during the COVID crisis and not ever -- then we have shown the world that we do not need cages of any kind for any reason.
From everyone at the No New SF Jail Coalition, and each community targeted by SF jailing and criminalization: Thank You. Thank you for your advocacy, for standing on the right side of history alongside us, for amplifying and empowering people who have been suffocated by oppression, imprisonment, and criminalization.
The struggle continues!
wayoflove.episcopalchurch.org Way of Love Podcast with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
A Word to the Church regarding the rubric of love during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church:
In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, we are now at another one of those threshold moments when important and significant decisions must be made on all levels of our global community for the good and the well-being of the entire human family. In this moment, I would ask you to allow me to share with you a Word to the Church: What Would Love Do?
For more resources, including "What Does Love Do? Living the Way of Love during Pandemic" and "Prayers for Self, Church, Community, and World amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic", visit iam.ec/whatwouldlovedo.
🌈A little love from the San Francisco Bay Area drag community. 🌈
We do not own the rights to this song, but we honor it and the artists.
On this Earth Day 2020, we from the San Francisco Bay Area drag community send our love to the world. We are all in this together.
Putting this together was such a labor of love. We hope everyone enjoys our project and immense gratitude to the performers and the creators of this song.
Produced & Directed by Madd Dogg 20/20 (Tressa Hollywood Young) Miss Shugana Miss Shugana
Video magician Andrew Slade
Alex U. Inn (James Ingram)
Betty Fresas (Salena Quintanilla)
Buster Riteopen & Chone Balone (Lena Coletto) (Hall & Oates)
Lavale-William Davis (Tina Turner)
Linden Linty (Cindy Wilson)
Dusty Pörn (Carol Channing)
Elsa Touche (Dale Bozzio - Missing Persons)
Guy Mann (Gia Maica) (Steve Perry)
Heklina (Kim Carnes)
KaiKai Bee Michaels (Stevie Wonder)
Madd-Dogg 20/20 (Michael Jackson & Dionne Warwick)
Piranha (Sailor Galaviz) (Madonna)
Mary Lou Pearl (Madonna too)
Mason Dixon Jars (Julia Leeman) (Paul Simon)
Marshall Flaw (@Melanie Marshall) (Billy Joel)
Militia Sf (Diana Ross)
Miss Shugana (Dolly Parton)
Mutha Chucka (Huey Lewis)
@Nancy French (Bob Dylan)
Qween (Travis Santell Rowland) (Ray Charles)
Raya Light (Cyndi Lauper)
Scroto T. Bagginz (Damien Alain Cox) (Kenny Loggins)
Sue Casa (Bruce Springsteen)
@Suppositori Spelling (Quincy Jones)
U-Phoria (Peter Griggs) (Lionel Richie)
Vera Hannush (Willie Nelson)
See it on YouTube https://youtu.be/yFHuF8fcaMs
"See, God isn’t about making you spiffy. God isn’t about making you nicer. God is about making you new. And new doesn’t always look perfect, with a fabulous new dress, because like the Easter story itself, new can be messy. New still has dirt under its nails."
Easter mini-sermon. Resurrection is a lot messier than we are led to believe.
To read and share the text, go to https://nadiabolzweber.substack.com/
"From one citizen to another, I beg of you: take a deep breath, ignore the deafening noise, and think deeply about what you want to put back into your life. This is our chance to define a new version of normal, a rare and truly sacred (yes, sacred) opportunity to get rid of the bullsh*t and to only bring back what works for us, what makes our lives richer, what makes our kids happier, what makes us truly proud. We get to Marie Kondo the sh*t out of it all. We care deeply about one another. That is clear. That can be seen in every supportive Facebook post, in every meal dropped off for a neighbor, in every Zoom birthday party. We are a good people. And as a good people, we want to define — on our own terms — what this country looks like in five, 10, 50 years. This is our chance to do that, the biggest one we have ever gotten. And the best one we’ll ever get."
forge.medium.com You are not crazy, my friends
alternate title: The friends who stocked their fridge with Jesus' favorite beer
To read or share the text of this piece, go here: https://nadiabolzweber.substack.com/p/a-mini-sermon-for-maundy-thursday?r=3dw94&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=copy
QUARANTINED HOLY WEEK RECOMMENDATION:
Emily Scott’s upcoming book, For All Who Hunger, concludes with chapters that reflect on Holy Week celebrations, and she is sharing them with us as a special celebration during this uncertain time. Each day of Holy Week, she’s reading an excerpt!
(This book is so gorgeous - seriously check it out! And as always, on of the best way to support writers is to PRE-ORDER their books!)
The readings will take place on Facebook live, at 1pm EST. To attend, just visit her page at 1pm EST. The videos will also be posted on her page after the readings if you'd like to view them later.
جميلة وناس تسرع بلاعجاب بها
We are a Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of San Francisco
Welcome to the Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist. Located around the corner from the busy Mission-16th Street-Valencia corridors in San Francisco’s north Mission District. Sunday services are at 10:15 a.m.
Компания "Отдых и туризм"
Interfaith Center at the Presidio welcomes, serves, and celebrates the diverse spiritual wisdom and faith traditions of the Bay Area
CelebrateLIFE! Progressive Spiritualist Community: www.celebratelifesf.org
Thank you for your support with us for Spritual awakening in America and around the world. May God Continue to bless you. In Christ, Spread God's Word
Pro 28:27 El que da al pobre, no tendrá pobreza: Mas el que aparta sus ojos, tendrá muchas maldiciones.