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The Rev. Ed Bacon
The Rev. Ed Bacon

The Rev. Ed Bacon is the spiritual CEO (Rector) of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California - a 3,500 member multi-ethnic urban Episcopal parish,...

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All Saints’ Rev. Bacon Takes On the IRS

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All Saints Church in Pasadena, Calif., is facing an IRS investigation for its politically themed sermons dating back to 2004. Here, Truthdig reproduces the defiant sermon that its rector, the Rev. Ed Bacon, delivered this past Sunday, in which he voices strong opposition to the U.S. government’s perceived position that churches should stay silent in the face of the world’s injustices.

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The Rev. Ed Bacon
The Rev. Ed Bacon

The Rev. Ed Bacon is the spiritual CEO (Rector) of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California - a 3,500 member multi-ethnic urban Episcopal parish, which strives to balance deep spirituality and bold social action. All Saints has a reputation for energetic worship, a radically inclusive spirit, and a progressive peace and justice agenda.

Ed’s energies focus on leadership in anxious times, peacemaking, interfaith relations, integrating family, faith and work systems; and articulating the Christian faith in non-bigoted ways.  He has served on the boards of many national and community organizations and interfaith groups. He is a passionate advocate for peace and justice in the community, the nation, and the world.

Ed has been honored several times for his peace and interfaith work, including the Religious Freedom Award from the ACLU of Southern California in 2006, and the Peace & Compassion Award given to him in 2005 by the Islamic Center of Southern California.

Prior to coming to All Saints, Bacon served as Dean of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Jackson, Mississippi; Rector of St Mark’s in Dalton, Georgia; and Dean of Students and Campus Ministry at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.  In 2005 he received an honorary Doctor of Ministry degree from Church Divinity School of the Pacific.  In 1999 he received an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Mercer University, his alma mater.  The Candler School of Theology at Emory University named him their Whiteside Distinguished Preacher that same year.

At the center of his life is his marriage to Hope Hendricks-Bacon, their two adult children and 2 ½-yr-old granddaughter, and a prayer practice formed by Ignatian Spirituality.

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