Announcement from The Social Justice Commission
Register for Bending Toward Justice 2024
To: All the Faithful
From: Social Justice Commission
Re: Bending Toward Justice
Date: November 30, 2023
The Social Justice Commission of our diocese is happy to announce that registration is open for the 6th annual Bending Toward Justice conference which will be held at All Saints' Episcopal Church, South Hadley on January 20, 2024. Come pray in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Listen to the Word and discern how the Spirit is calling the Church to action. Connect with others who are working for God's justice in our time and place.
The Right Reverend Allen K. Shin
Bishop Suffragen, Episcopal Diocese of New York

The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin was elected to be the diocese’s new bishop suffragan on December 7, 2013, at a special election convention held at Manhattan’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, and was consecrated at the Cathedral on Saturday May 17, 2014.

Born in South Korea, Allen K. Shin and his family moved to Washington, D.C. in 1972, where he attended Gonzaga College High School, a Jesuit school for boys. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1983, majoring in Music/Vocal Performance. He then spent four years in New York City working as a professional singer, before taking up a position as a choir director at a Korean Episcopal church in Chicago.

Having gone through the discernment process in Chicago, Shin studied for his Master of Divinity degree at the General Theological Seminary in New York City, graduating in 1996. He was ordained to the diaconate in the Diocese of Chicago in June of that year, and to the priesthood in the Diocese of New York that December. Also in 1996, he was called as Curate/Assistant to the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York City, where he remained until 2001, at the same time taking up the position of Assistant Officer, Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry at Episcopal Church Center, which he held until 1999.
Schedule, Registration & Directions
COST: $20
This fee covers lunch, and the rental of space. If the cost feels prohibitive, please email:
All Saints' Episcopal Church
7 Woodbridge St, South Hadley, MA 01075
We gather in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968

We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.

–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution.” Speech given at the National Cathedral, March 31, 1968.
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Following Jesus’ call to discipleship and seeking to live into our baptismal promises, the Social Justice Commission of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts strives, with our congregations, to create new ways to heal injustice, challenge violence, pursue peace, and care for creation. FIND OUT MORE

  • Ms. Leah Gregg (Chair)
  • The Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas ex-officio  
  • The Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher ex-officio
  • The Rev. Deacon Michael Hamilton
  • The Rev. Steven Wilco ex-officio
  • The Rev. Vicki Ix ex-officio
  • Ms. Alexizendria Link 
  • The Rev. Tina Rathbone
  • The Rev. Meghan Mantler
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