The Green Team met on Saturday, September 17! A lot is going on. Send an email to our Administrator if you would like a copy of the minutes.
The Green Team is doing a survey! They want to know how many people at the Chapel would like to participate in some kind of program for buying organic and other environmentally-sound/socially-just products. Click here for a simple 3 question anonymous survey to assess how much interest there is.
If enough of us are interested, we will gather more information on what is available. It will take you 5 minutes at the very most.
Thanks! The Green Team
This spring, Ju, Hong, an undocumented student at CAL, was at the Chapel speaking with the East Bay Interfaith Immigration Coalition during our monthly meeting in the parish hall. Here is an update from him that bears witness to the injustice unfolding all around us and to the Obama administration’s radical and extreme enforcement of our broken and unuust immigration policies. Please keep Ju and other DREAM Act students in your prayers. If you are able — act up, act out, and fight back alongside these courageous students.
My name is Ju Hong, and I am undocumented and unafraid. Continue reading
The Chapel is very pleased to announce the creation of “The Center & Library for the Bible and Social Justice.” One of our very own members, the Rev. Dr. John H. Elliott, has joined together with other internationally renowned scholars and theologians to create this center. They have committed to donating their own personal libraries as the foundation of this important endeavor.
Located on the campus of the Stony Point Center in New York, the Library strives to connect “biblically informed activists and justice oriented scholars through a research library and educational programs in order to develop an empowering use of the Bible for enacting social justice today.” The Center aims to create a synergy of theory and practice in a dynamic educational climate that will make full use of all the available resources. For more on their mission and vision please visit their website.
Pastor Jeff will be staying at Stony Point Center for a retreat of the PROCLAIM community in April, 2012 (with retired Bishop Gene Robinson from New Hampshire) and will have a chance to visit the Library while he is in New York.
The President of the Center & Library is the Rev. Dr. John H. Elliott. At the Chapel we know him as Jack, and together with Linde have been long-time, respected members of the Chapel community since the late 1960′s. Many of us have enjoyed their hospitality at their home in Oakland and worked alongside them on projects sponsored within the Chapel community.
Many of us are also aware that Jack is known professionally throughout the world for his research on 1 Peter and as a leading proponent of the social-scientific study of the Bible. He has taught and written extensively on Jesus and the early Church in their historical and cultural contexts during tenures at the University of San Francisco (1967-2001) and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis MO (1963-1967). Continue reading