Thursday, June 14 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Core Conversation: CULTIVATE

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In the absence of justice, those who believe in freedom cannot rest. But paradoxically, without rest—and spiritual sustenance—our movements suffer from corrosive cynicism. How do we avoid becoming well-intentioned but disillusioned activists? How do we nurture hope that is stronger than the winds that shake us? In this Core Conversation, we will discuss how to be leaders who cultivate spiritual resilience—not only for ourselves, but for all.

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Alexie Torres

Access Strategies Fund
Alexie is from the South Bronx, N.Y. with over 25 years of experience in social justice leadership in low-income communities of color. In September 2015, President Obama appointed Alexie to serve on the President’s Advisory Council of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Featured Participants
avatar for Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock

Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock

Volunteers of America
Rita, Rel.M., M.A., and Ph.D., is senior vice president for Moral Injury Programs at Volunteers of America. She was raised in a military family, was the first Asian- American woman to earn a doctorate in theology, and co-founded the Soul Repair Center of Brite Divinity School at Texas... Read More →
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Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Holmes

President Emerita, President Emerita, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
Barbara is a spiritual writer, lecturer and author of five books. She served as vice president of academic affairs and dean of Memphis Theological Seminary, president of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, and as a corporate attorney. She also has a background in theater... Read More →
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Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

Trinity United Church of Christ
Otis is the senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where he preaches a Black theology that calls attention to the problems of mass incarceration, environmental justice, and economic inequality. His latest book, Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World: Finding... Read More →
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Teresa P Mateus

Co-Founder, Executive Director, The Mystic Soul Project
Teresa is a trauma specialist, contemplative practice teacher, author, and speaker. She is executive director and co-founder of The Mystic Soul Project, a POC-centered approach to contemplation, activism, and healing. She is author of Sacred Wounds and Mending Broken, with a third... Read More →

Movement Honorees
avatar for Rev. Julian Deshazier

Rev. Julian Deshazier

Senior Pastor, University Church of Chicago
Julian “J.Kwest” DeShazier is an Emmy-award winning artist, advocate, and senior pastor of University Church, a sanctuary congregation in Chicago. He serves as the inaugural chair of the Community Advisory Council for University of Chicago Medicine, and is a regular contributor... Read More →
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Zahra Billoo

Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA)
Zahra is an attorney and the director of the CAIR-SFBA office. Her work includes providing legal services to individuals targeted by law enforcement and facilitating know-your-rights workshops.

Thursday June 14, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am

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