Reza and G-Dog

Thursday Night at All Saints Reza Aslan author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth will be interviewed by actor Rainn Wilson.  It is part of LiveTalksLA.  It is pretty cool to have a mish mash of thinkers come together at All Saints for a talk, so I hope you can join us.

If you want to get together beforehand, some 20s30s will be having dinner at Panini Cafe at 6:30 to catch up and discuss what we know about Resa already.

Then one Sunday at 5PM there is a screening of G-Dog.  A documentary about Father Greg Boyle, the priest who founded homeboy industries.  It is part of the Awareness Film Festival being held across the westside.  Homeboy Industries does profound work for ex gang members.  They also bake bread which they used to sell on the patio on Sundays.  But now they don’t.  So we have to go down to the cafe to get our fix.  If you ever want to go down, I (josh) will get your back. Because that food is delicious!

An Evening with Lisa Napoli

As you may have seen, the Year of Compassion team is sponsoring an evening  with Lisa Napoli, currently a culture reporter for KCRW.  In 2007 Lisa took advantage of an opportunity to travel to Bhutan to assist in the growth of a relatively new, youth-based radio station that was set up to help the transition for Bhutan from a monarchy to a democracy.  She chronicles her trips to Bhutan and her personal growth in her book Radio Shangri-La: What I Discovered on my Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth, which is a wonderful read, (and which is now out in paperback.)
Lisa will speak about these experiences at All Saints this Monday evening, May 14.  The evening will begin at 7:00pm in the Upper Parish Hall with a Bhutanese style meal.
Lisa is an engaging speaker, full of warmth and wit, and I hope you will come and bring a friend.  You can register at


With hopes of seeing you on Monday,
Kerrin Clark Pulis