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This page was last updated on July 30, 2014.

Saint Mark's hosts a variety of programs and events. A listing of events- including Sunday music- can be found in our monthly calendar: this July at Saint Mark's. Hard copies are also available at the Cathedral. For a full schedule of Cathedral activities please see the online calendar.

Sundays and Beyond with information about the ministries and activities at Saint Mark's.

A weekly publication which announces events, new ministry opportunities, classes and more, and occasionally includes a reflection from a member of the clergy.
Sundays and Beyond also contains our prayer list.

this July - a calendar of events happening this month at the Cathedral.

Journalist Alison Weir: Parallels in the Creation of Israel and Israel's Latest Assault on Gaza

Saturday, August 2, 7 pm
Bloedel Hall

Alison Weir, executive director of If Americans Knew, a research and information-dissemination institute that focuses on Israel-Palestine, and president of the Council for the National Interest, an NGO based in Washington D.C. and founded by former Congressmen and diplomats, will speak.

Weir's newest book, Against Our Better Judgment, The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel, will be available for purchase.

Weir first began to study the U.S.-Israel relationship after traveling to the Middle East as an independent journalist in 2001. She has lectured internationally on the American connection to the region, and her essays and articles have appeared in a number of books and magazines, including The New Intifada (Verso), Censored 2005 (Seven Stories Press), Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Rienner), the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Counterpunch, and The Link. Weir appeared on C-SPAN as a speaker at the historic National Summit to reassess U.S.-Israel relations. She is currently working on part two of Against Our Better Judgment, which will examine the U.S.-Israel relationship from the 1950s up until the present day. She resides in Sacramento, CA.

Alison Weir will also speak on her new book on Wed., July 30, at University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle at 7 pm.

How can Jews and Christians Talk about Israel/Palestine: The Rev. Michael Kinnamon

Tuesday, August 5, 7 pm
Leffler Living Room

As part of its regular meeting, the Mideast Focus Ministry welcomes the Rev. Michael Kinnamon to speak and all are invited to attend.

Rev. Kinnamon is a visiting professor of Ecumenical Collaboration in Interreligious Dialogue at Seattle University. Dr. Kinnamon is former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches and his work has allowed him to forge relationships with leaders on all sides of the conflict. He has many writings in the field of ecumenical studies and has a PhD from the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Documentary: Voices Across the Documentary Family Stories of Palestinians, plus Q&A with director

Thursday, August 14, 7 pm
Bloedel Hall

What if you could explore a forgotten people’s history and better understand one of the most complex conflicts of our time?
What if you could act on your understanding and be a part of an international grassroots effort for peace and social change?

Dr. Rothchild will screen her documentary Voices Across the Divide which explores the Israel/Palestine conflict through family stories of Palestinians from the region. She will also talk about her recent experience in the West Bank. Dr. Rothchild is a doctor from Boston and an author.


Blessings for the Journey—Blessing a Lummi Totem Pole

Friday, August 29, 11 am
Cathedral Nave

Protecting the land, the water, and the peoples from fossil fuels. Coal export, oil trains, and the toxic byproducts of fossil fuels threaten many tribal lands across the Americas. The Lummi Nation House of Tears carvers are creating a totem pole to raise up the voice of all threatened by fossil fuel transportation. They are journeying with this totem pole across the western United States and Canada to connect with local tribes, faith leaders, and environmental partners. The Lummi ask for blessing and protection of sacred lands and treaty rights, including their own ancestral village and treaty fishing waters at Cherry Point, WA.

Please join friends of faith and environment at the Seattle stop of this journey. Help bless the totem pole and stand with native peoples for the protection of creation.

Saint Mark's Cathedral
1245 Tenth Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102