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Wednesday, June 13
 

8:00am

Pre-Summit: Prophetic Advocacy
Join Sojourners staff and leadership for a morning of prophetic advocacy: creating systemic change by meeting with elected officials. We’ll begin with breakfast and policy briefings at the Sojourners office in Capitol Hill, followed by a session at the nearby congressional buildings with senators and representatives. Then we’ll make individual visits to members of Congress to share our vision for a just and equitable future. In addition to these visits coordinated by Sojourners, attendees are encouraged to schedule their own meetings with elected officials for efforts related to their area of interest.

Wednesday June 13, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

***Forums Description
Trainings: These gatherings feature practical issue based and field-based skills development with some of the best skill-builders available.


Salons: In order to sharpen the group’s thinking about the intersections and implications of resistance and healing, thoughtful cross-sector practitioners kick off salon conversations with a particular topic and then open it up to the rest of the group.


Convenings: While many connections will be made informally throughout the event, we have scheduled convenings to provide formal spaces for affinity groups to network and engage in movement building. During these convenings, participants will engage in dialogue that leads to common commitments or coordinated action; connect with leaders in a particular sector or field of interest; and identify challenges, map assets, and develop action plans.
Convenings will tackle key questions confronting different parts of the movement, including: What are the core challenges or needs among your justice stream? What are the assets and connections around the room? What can our organizations bring to this work? What can we do as individuals?”

Wednesday June 13, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

1:00pm

Training, Aligning our Thought & Action: A Critical Analysis for Living our Faith Out Loud
There are two things commonly expressed in the work of public theology. One, the evangelical concept that a faith without works is dead. The other is the need to become involved with social justice efforts. But how often have we engaged in social justice work without considering how we align our interior life with these social practices? Without a critically engaged analysis of proclaiming the good news in the public square, our work of social justice falls flat and is mere charity. This session is designed to critically analyze why living our faith out loud is of critical importance during this moment of the tyranny of the now. To do that work, we must engage our interior life of faith and analyze it with a turn toward the public square.

Featured Participants
avatar for Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

Activist Theologian
Dr. Robyn, named 1 of 10 Faith Leaders to watch in 2018 by the Center for American Progress, works in the hybrid spaces of church, academy, & movements. Dr. Robyn is an anti-oppression, anti-racist, non-binary Trans*gressive Latinx. Dr. Robyn takes seriously their call as an a... Read More →
avatar for Jared Vázquez

Jared Vázquez

Associate Director of International Diversity and Inclusion, Metropolitan Community Churches


Wednesday June 13, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

1:00pm

Training, Bridging Divides
Now more than ever, we need tools to be in relationship with our loved ones, our community members, our movement partners, and our fellow humans around the world. In this session, we will learn about—and experiment with—some of the most effective tools and strategies engaged by faith-rooted organizers as we work for justice. Participants will be supported to iterate a strategy ideally suited for their community or challenge.

Wednesday June 13, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

1:00pm

Training, Effective Allyship
“Allyship” is an active way of life that exercises bridge-building to ensure equality, opportunity, and inclusion for everyone. Together, participants will learn how to be effective allies for marginalized communities, how to actively influence and educate others, and how to constantly work on bettering themselves.

Featured Participants
avatar for Whitney Parnell

Whitney Parnell

CEO and co-founder, Service Never Sleeps
Whitney is an activist, singer, and founder of Service Never Sleeps, which mobilizes communities to promote “Allyship" through love-in-action.


Wednesday June 13, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

1:00pm

Training, Media and Messaging
Featured Participants
avatar for Jessica Felix-Romero

Jessica Felix-Romero

Communications Director, Sojourners


Wednesday June 13, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

2:00pm

Spiritual Direction Sessions
Sign-up link to come.

Featured Participants
avatar for Barbara J. Brown

Barbara J. Brown

Spiritual Director
Barbara's spiritual direction developed in 39 years ministering to diverse ethnicities as a campus minister with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship.   Though retired, Barbara continues to be very active in spiritual direction and prayer ministry.
avatar for Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

United Church of Christ
Committed to nurture the spiritual heart and engage in God’s justice, Sid Fowler has served First United Church of Christ in DC. He has worked with the national staff of the UCC, adjunct faculty at Shalem Institute, the LGBTQ community, Faith & Politics Institute, and DC Mayor... Read More →
avatar for Emily White Hodge

Emily White Hodge

Director of Operations, New Moms
I'm passionate about people. And though I'm an introvert, I will speak fiercely when it comes to justice & racial equity. Professionally, I've been in the urban nonprofit world for 25 years (Minneapolis, Los Angeles & Chicago). I've got my PHR and my certificate in Spiritual Dire... Read More →
avatar for Mary Trujillo

Mary Trujillo

North Park University
avatar for Eric Leroy Wilson

Eric Leroy Wilson

Associate Chaplain, Pepperdine University
Eric Wilson serves as the Associate Chaplain at Pepperdine University in Malibu California. Wilson is a certified Spiritual Director, Executive Coach and is a religion blogger. He is an award winning playwright and theatrical director. His work has been published and performed ar... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

3:00pm

Spiritual Direction Sessions
Sign-up link to come.

Featured Participants
avatar for Barbara J. Brown

Barbara J. Brown

Spiritual Director
Barbara's spiritual direction developed in 39 years ministering to diverse ethnicities as a campus minister with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship.   Though retired, Barbara continues to be very active in spiritual direction and prayer ministry.
avatar for Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

United Church of Christ
Committed to nurture the spiritual heart and engage in God’s justice, Sid Fowler has served First United Church of Christ in DC. He has worked with the national staff of the UCC, adjunct faculty at Shalem Institute, the LGBTQ community, Faith & Politics Institute, and DC Mayor... Read More →
avatar for Emily White Hodge

Emily White Hodge

Director of Operations, New Moms
I'm passionate about people. And though I'm an introvert, I will speak fiercely when it comes to justice & racial equity. Professionally, I've been in the urban nonprofit world for 25 years (Minneapolis, Los Angeles & Chicago). I've got my PHR and my certificate in Spiritual Dire... Read More →
avatar for Mary Trujillo

Mary Trujillo

North Park University
avatar for Eric Leroy Wilson

Eric Leroy Wilson

Associate Chaplain, Pepperdine University
Eric Wilson serves as the Associate Chaplain at Pepperdine University in Malibu California. Wilson is a certified Spiritual Director, Executive Coach and is a religion blogger. He is an award winning playwright and theatrical director. His work has been published and performed ar... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

3:45pm

Spiritual Direction Sessions
Sign-up link to come.

Featured Participants
avatar for Barbara J. Brown

Barbara J. Brown

Spiritual Director
Barbara's spiritual direction developed in 39 years ministering to diverse ethnicities as a campus minister with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship.   Though retired, Barbara continues to be very active in spiritual direction and prayer ministry.
avatar for Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

United Church of Christ
Committed to nurture the spiritual heart and engage in God’s justice, Sid Fowler has served First United Church of Christ in DC. He has worked with the national staff of the UCC, adjunct faculty at Shalem Institute, the LGBTQ community, Faith & Politics Institute, and DC Mayor... Read More →
avatar for Emily White Hodge

Emily White Hodge

Director of Operations, New Moms
I'm passionate about people. And though I'm an introvert, I will speak fiercely when it comes to justice & racial equity. Professionally, I've been in the urban nonprofit world for 25 years (Minneapolis, Los Angeles & Chicago). I've got my PHR and my certificate in Spiritual Dire... Read More →
avatar for Mary Trujillo

Mary Trujillo

North Park University
avatar for Eric Leroy Wilson

Eric Leroy Wilson

Associate Chaplain, Pepperdine University
Eric Wilson serves as the Associate Chaplain at Pepperdine University in Malibu California. Wilson is a certified Spiritual Director, Executive Coach and is a religion blogger. He is an award winning playwright and theatrical director. His work has been published and performed ar... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

4:00pm

Art Gallery Reception: "Constellation of Things" by Marco Saavedra
Join us for the opening of “Constellation of Things,” an interactive art installation by Marco Saavedra commissioned by The Summit 2018. The exhibit uses everyday objects to meditate on what is considered “essential,” and participants are invited to tag, write, and draw on top of the work.

Featured Participants
avatar for Marco Saavedra

Marco Saavedra

Artist
Marco is seeking political asylum in the U.S. after living in this country illegally for 20 years. He is a graduate of Kenyon College and has participated in the immigrant rights struggle through civil disobedience, detention, and hunger strikes. He is the coauthor of Shadows The... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

5:00pm

Dinner
Wednesday June 13, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

6:30pm

Core Conversation #1: CENTER
Fifty years ago, in another time of deep conflict, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked: “Where do we go from here: chaos or community?” Movement through chaos and towards community requires a renewal of our roots and identity. The word “radical” comes from the Latin word “radix” which means “root,” so a radical faith literally requires us to address the fundamental nature of things—to create change from the core. To be rooted in radical discipleship is to participate in a movement of justice and peace, as taught and lived in the life of Jesus. This Core Conversation will examine how our identity as radically rooted people calls us to intervene in our current moment.

Moderators
avatar for Rev. Jim Wallis

Rev. Jim Wallis

President and Founder, Sojourners
Jim Wallis is the president and founder of Sojourners. He served on President Obama’s White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and published his most recent book in 2016 – America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a... Read More →

Featured Participants
avatar for Rev. Dr. Iva Carruthers

Rev. Dr. Iva Carruthers

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
avatar for Rev. Noel Castellanos

Rev. Noel Castellanos

Christian Community Development Association
Noel has worked in full-time ministry in Latino, urban communities since 1982. He is the President of the Christian Community Development Association and author of Where the Cross Meets the Street: What Happens to the Neighborhood When God is at the Center.
avatar for Nikki Toyama-Szeto

Nikki Toyama-Szeto

ESA
Nikki Toyama-Szeto (Executive Director, ESA) works with Christians who are motivated to connect their faith with some of the most pressing justice of today. She is the author of "God of Justice" and "More than Serving Tea" and serves on the boards of Missio Alliance and Interserv... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

8:00pm

Welcome Reception with Minnesota State Representative Peggy Flanagan
Featuring remarks from special guests, this opening reception brings together Summit attendees, Sojourners’ board and staff, and others from the political and policy-shaping communities in Washington, D.C., to kick-off The Summit and deepen our relationships.

Featured Participants
avatar for Peggy Flanagan

Peggy Flanagan

Minnesota House of Representatives
A citizen of the White Earth Nation of Ojibwe, Peggy lives in Minnesota with her 4-year-old daughter Siobhan, an aspiring teacher, doctor, and princess. Peggy worked for Wellstone Action for almost a decade, where she trained tens of thousands of progressive activist, community a... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
 
Thursday, June 14
 

7:00am

Morning Yoga
Yoga is an ancient mind-body practice that complements any faith tradition. In a Christian context, yoga can be understood as “body prayer;” centering the mind, heart, and body through movement and breath work. Join for gentle stretching and intentional breathing as a way of bringing your whole self in service to God.

Featured Participants

Thursday June 14, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

7:30am

Breakfast
Thursday June 14, 2018 7:30am - 9:00am
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

8:45am

Spiritual Direction Sessions
Sign-up link to come.

Featured Participants
avatar for Barbara J. Brown

Barbara J. Brown

Spiritual Director
Barbara's spiritual direction developed in 39 years ministering to diverse ethnicities as a campus minister with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship.   Though retired, Barbara continues to be very active in spiritual direction and prayer ministry.
avatar for Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

United Church of Christ
Committed to nurture the spiritual heart and engage in God’s justice, Sid Fowler has served First United Church of Christ in DC. He has worked with the national staff of the UCC, adjunct faculty at Shalem Institute, the LGBTQ community, Faith & Politics Institute, and DC Mayor... Read More →
avatar for Emily White Hodge

Emily White Hodge

Director of Operations, New Moms
I'm passionate about people. And though I'm an introvert, I will speak fiercely when it comes to justice & racial equity. Professionally, I've been in the urban nonprofit world for 25 years (Minneapolis, Los Angeles & Chicago). I've got my PHR and my certificate in Spiritual Dire... Read More →
avatar for Mary Trujillo

Mary Trujillo

North Park University
avatar for Eric Leroy Wilson

Eric Leroy Wilson

Associate Chaplain, Pepperdine University
Eric Wilson serves as the Associate Chaplain at Pepperdine University in Malibu California. Wilson is a certified Spiritual Director, Executive Coach and is a religion blogger. He is an award winning playwright and theatrical director. His work has been published and performed ar... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

9:00am

Bible Study, Acts 15:1: Circumcising Communities of Color to Become Christian
For all peoples of faith, a sustained commitment to building Beloved Community necessitates deep rootedness in the words of sacred scripture. To effectively hear and respond to the call to do justice, we believe in the value of Christians being formed by the words of the Bible. In addition, co-discernment through multiple lenses is invaluable. Join a Bible Studies for collaborative discussion on a selected text and topic, and its intersection with our respective issue areas.

Acts 15:1: Circumcising Communities of Color to Become Christian
To be Christian, communities of color are frequently called to first become white. This circumcision of our own voices and cultural symbols through unquestioned adaptation of Eurocentric hymns, theology, and rituals is damning to our communities and to our faith. How do Christians of color reject white Jesus and instead seek salvation?

Featured Participants
avatar for Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre

Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre

Iliff School of Theology
Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, a scholar-activist, filmmaker and author of 33 published book who is Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies and a Fulbright scholar who served as 2012 President of the Society of Christian Ethics and co-founder the Society of Race, Ethnicity, and... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

9:00am

Bible Study, Ezra 10:1-17: Embracing the Other
For all peoples of faith, a sustained commitment to building Beloved Community necessitates deep rootedness in the words of sacred scripture. To effectively hear and respond to the call to do justice, we believe in the value of Christians being formed by the words of the Bible. In addition, co-discernment through multiple lenses is invaluable. Join a Bible Studies for collaborative discussion on a selected text and topic, and its intersection with our respective issue areas.

Ezra 10:1-17: Embracing the Other
We live in a time of great racial strife and global conflict. How do we work toward healing, reconciliation, and justice among all people, regardless of race or gender? This study will examine a new constructive global pneumatology that works toward gender and racial-ethnic justice. Through the power of Spirit God, our brokenness is healed and we can truly love and embrace the Other.

Featured Participants
avatar for Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Associate Professor of Theology, Earlham School of Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim is Assoc. Prof. of Theology at Earlham School of Religion. She received her Ph.D. from the Univ. of Toronto. She wrote 13 books most recently, Embracing the Other. Kim is an ordained PC (USA) minister and writes for Huffington Post, TIME, The Nation and Sojourner... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

9:00am

Bible Study, Jeremiah 29:4-12: Build, Plant, Marry: Rooting in Exile
For all peoples of faith, a sustained commitment to building Beloved Community necessitates deep rootedness in the words of sacred scripture. To effectively hear and respond to the call to do justice, we believe in the value of Christians being formed by the words of the Bible. In addition, co-discernment through multiple lenses is invaluable. Join a Bible Studies for collaborative discussion on a selected text and topic, and its intersection with our respective issue areas.

Jeremiah 29:4-12: Build, Plant, Marry: Rooting in Exile
If exile is “root shock,” this pastoral letter from a prophet urges re-rooting. Embrace the “strange land” as long-haul location? Seek the welfare of the city where we hung up our lyres? Since shalom is hardly the imperial way, this is a deep contention to be sure

Featured Participants
avatar for Bill Wylie-Kellermann

Bill Wylie-Kellermann

Detroit Peoples' Water Board
Bill Wylie-Kellermann is a Detroit community activist and Methodist pastor. His most recent books are Where the Waters Go Around: Beloved Detroit and Principalities in Particular (2017). In Jesus he bets his life on the gospel non-violence, good news to the poor, and freedom from... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

9:00am

Bible Study, Luke 23:50-56: Leadership as if Faith Mattered: Joseph of Arimathea
For all peoples of faith, a sustained commitment to building Beloved Community necessitates deep rootedness in the words of sacred scripture. To effectively hear and respond to the call to do justice, we believe in the value of Christians being formed by the words of the Bible. In addition, co-discernment through multiple lenses is invaluable. Join a Bible Studies for collaborative discussion on a selected text and topic, and its intersection with our respective issue areas.

Luke 23:50-56: Leadership as if Faith Mattered: Joseph of Arimathea
Joseph of Arimathea, a faithful follower of Jesus. He’s described in all four gospels; yet, he is someone we seldom hear about. Joseph’s act of discipleship provides a good starting place for believers seeking to be “radically rooted” in stewardship by using their wealth, resources, and influence to meet needs.

Featured Participants
avatar for JoAnn Flett

JoAnn Flett

Director, MBA Economic Development, Eastern University
JoAnn Flett is a Senior Lecturer in Management and directs the MBA in Social Impact at Eastern University. Ms. Flett servers on the boards of Capital for Good, and Broad Street Ministry.


Thursday June 14, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

9:15am

Morning Centering
Summit featured artists will guide us into a grounded, prayerful space. For those in need of a reflective moment before moving into the day ahead, this time will provide opportunity to focus and prepare for a day of discussion, listening, and collaboration.

Featured Participants
avatar for Rev. Tracy Howe Wispelwey

Rev. Tracy Howe Wispelwey

United Church of Christ, Restoration Village Arts
Tracy is a musician, producer, and the Minister for Community and Congregational Engagement for the United Church of Christ. She networks with artists, liturgists, and cultural workers in helping congregations become communities of resistance and resilience.


Thursday June 14, 2018 9:15am - 9:45am
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

10:00am

Core Conversation #2: CULTIVATE
In the absence of justice, those who believe in freedom cannot rest. But paradoxically, without rest—and spiritual sustenance—our movements can suffer from corrosive cynicism. When many of us exist in a perpetual state of fear, anxiety, and moral outrage, 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.

Moderators
avatar for Alexie Torres

Alexie Torres

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

Featured Participants
avatar for Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock

Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock

Volunteers of America
Rita Nakashima Brock, 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, Brite Divini... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Holmes

Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Holmes

President Emerita, President Emerita, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
Dr. Holmes is a spiritual writer, lecturer and the author of five books. She served as Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of Memphis Theological Seminary, as President of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, and as a corporate attorney. She also has a background i... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

Trinity United Church of Christ
avatar for Rev. Dr. Terry LeBlanc

Rev. Dr. Terry LeBlanc

Director, Executive Director, NAIITS, Indigenous Pathways
Terry is Mi’kmaq / Acadian. He and his wife Bev are in their 46th year of marriage. They have three adult children – twin daughters and one son. In addition to being the Executive Director of Indigenous Pathways, Terry is also Director of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Commun... Read More →
avatar for Teresa P Mateus

Teresa P Mateus

Co-Founder, Executive Director, The Mystic Soul Project
Teresa P Mateus is a trauma specialist, college professor, contemplative practice teacher, author & speaker. She is Executive Director and co-founder of The Mystic Soul Project - a POC-Centered approach to contemplation, activism & healing. She is also author of Sacred Wounds & M... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

11:30am

Talkback Session
Join for extended discussion following the Core Conversation. This offering will provide opportunity for follow-up question and response time with featured panelists. Please move to the front of the room if participating, or continue conversation and connection making outside of the auditorium.

Moderators
avatar for Alexie Torres

Alexie Torres

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

Featured Participants
avatar for Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock

Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock

Volunteers of America
Rita Nakashima Brock, 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, Brite Divini... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Holmes

Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Holmes

President Emerita, President Emerita, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
Dr. Holmes is a spiritual writer, lecturer and the author of five books. She served as Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of Memphis Theological Seminary, as President of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, and as a corporate attorney. She also has a background i... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

Trinity United Church of Christ
avatar for Rev. Dr. Terry LeBlanc

Rev. Dr. Terry LeBlanc

Director, Executive Director, NAIITS, Indigenous Pathways
Terry is Mi’kmaq / Acadian. He and his wife Bev are in their 46th year of marriage. They have three adult children – twin daughters and one son. In addition to being the Executive Director of Indigenous Pathways, Terry is also Director of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Commun... Read More →
avatar for Teresa P Mateus

Teresa P Mateus

Co-Founder, Executive Director, The Mystic Soul Project
Teresa P Mateus is a trauma specialist, college professor, contemplative practice teacher, author & speaker. She is Executive Director and co-founder of The Mystic Soul Project - a POC-Centered approach to contemplation, activism & healing. She is also author of Sacred Wounds & M... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

11:30am

Networking Circles
Thursday June 14, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

12:45pm

Spiritual Direction Sessions
Sign-up link to come.

Featured Participants
avatar for Barbara J. Brown

Barbara J. Brown

Spiritual Director
Barbara's spiritual direction developed in 39 years ministering to diverse ethnicities as a campus minister with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship.   Though retired, Barbara continues to be very active in spiritual direction and prayer ministry.
avatar for Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

United Church of Christ
Committed to nurture the spiritual heart and engage in God’s justice, Sid Fowler has served First United Church of Christ in DC. He has worked with the national staff of the UCC, adjunct faculty at Shalem Institute, the LGBTQ community, Faith & Politics Institute, and DC Mayor... Read More →
avatar for Emily White Hodge

Emily White Hodge

Director of Operations, New Moms
I'm passionate about people. And though I'm an introvert, I will speak fiercely when it comes to justice & racial equity. Professionally, I've been in the urban nonprofit world for 25 years (Minneapolis, Los Angeles & Chicago). I've got my PHR and my certificate in Spiritual Dire... Read More →
avatar for Mary Trujillo

Mary Trujillo

North Park University
avatar for Eric Leroy Wilson

Eric Leroy Wilson

Associate Chaplain, Pepperdine University
Eric Wilson serves as the Associate Chaplain at Pepperdine University in Malibu California. Wilson is a certified Spiritual Director, Executive Coach and is a religion blogger. He is an award winning playwright and theatrical director. His work has been published and performed ar... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

1:00pm

Salon, The State of the Vote
Featured Participants
avatar for Myrna Pérez

Myrna Pérez

Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Myrna Pérez heads the Voting Rights and Elections Project at the Brennan Center for Justice. She is a nationally-recognized expert on voting rights and elections administration, a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School, and a frequent commentator for mainstream and legal media.


Thursday June 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

1:00pm

Salon, The Violence of Othering
Our cities and country are becoming more diverse, but research continues to show that we are hunkering down into communities of sameness. Through the lens of issues like race and poverty, we will explore how to move from the violence of othering to building Christ-centered communities of belonging. We will talk about the journey of opening ourselves to the other, of embracing him or her in the same embrace with which God has embraced us.

Featured Participants
avatar for Neeraj Mehta

Neeraj Mehta

Director of Community Programs, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota
Neeraj Mehta works at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota and teaches at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.


Thursday June 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

1:00pm

***Forums Description
Trainings: These gatherings feature practical issue based and field-based skills development with some of the best skill-builders available.


Salons: In order to sharpen the group’s thinking about the intersections and implications of resistance and healing, thoughtful cross-sector practitioners kick off salon conversations with a particular topic and then open it up to the rest of the group.


Convenings: While many connections will be made informally throughout the event, we have scheduled convenings to provide formal spaces for affinity groups to network and engage in movement building. During these convenings, participants will engage in dialogue that leads to common commitments or coordinated action; connect with leaders in a particular sector or field of interest; and identify challenges, map assets, and develop action plans.
Convenings will tackle key questions confronting different parts of the movement, including: What are the core challenges or needs among your justice stream? What are the assets and connections around the room? What can our organizations bring to this work? What can we do as individuals?”

Thursday June 14, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

1:00pm

Convening, Climate Justice Communities and Natural Disasters
This past year category 5 hurricanes, extreme heat, and flooding have set a new precedent for natural disasters. But as we remember and rebuild, what about those communities most impacted from the weather? This forum will offer an in-depth look at how this past year’s extreme weather has affected communities hard hit in its path, while exploring way of prevention and resilience.

Featured Participants
avatar for Mustafa Santiago Ali

Mustafa Santiago Ali

Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization, Hip Hop Caucus
avatar for Alaura Carter

Alaura Carter

Climate Justice Campaign Coordinator, Sojourners


Thursday June 14, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

1:00pm

Convening, Combating Domestic and Sexual Violence in and through the Church
One in three women and one in six men will experience abuse in their lifetimes, yet only half of churches have a plan to assist someone in an abusive relationship, and few pastors preach about domestic or sexual violence from the pulpit. How have Christians been complicit in cultures of abuse? And how can we now turn to the pulpit, scriptures, resources, policies, and professionals to promote a culture that is safe, healing, and liberating for women and children?

Featured Participants
avatar for Ashley Easter

Ashley Easter

Founder, The Courage Conference
Ashley Easter is a writer, speaker, Christian feminist and abuse-victim advocate who educates churches and secular communities on abuse, safe practices, and effective resources. She also founded The Courage Conference, a healing and educational event for survivors, advocates, and... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

1:00pm

Convening, Immigration
We find ourselves in one of the most anti-immigrant moments in recent U.S. history, which is fueled by rhetoric that began during the election cycle and is now being translated into policy: families are being torn apart by the current immigration system; arrests and deportations of hard-working, law-abiding immigrants are on the rise. Yet faith communities are setting up networks of support to offer love, welcome, assistance, and resistance to block and obstruct mass deportations. Join this strategy session with faith leaders and advocates who are offering support to undocumented immigrants threatened with mass deportation and are advocating for a more humane comprehensive immigration reform.

Featured Participants
avatar for Kathryn Johnson

Kathryn Johnson

Policy Advocacy Coordinator, American Friends Service Committee
Kathryn Johnson coordinates policy advocacy for the American Friends Service Committee focusing on immigration and U.S. engagement with Latin America.
avatar for Myrna Orozco-Gallos

Myrna Orozco-Gallos

Sanctuary Communications & Organizing Associate, Church World Service
Myrna is the Sanctuary Communications & Organizing Associate for Church World Service, where she helps coordinate the National Sanctuary Movement.


Thursday June 14, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

1:00pm

Salon, Building and Investing in Local Inclusive Economies
We live in troubling economic times, with a growing wealth gap and uneven access to opportunity and prosperity. Now more than ever, communities of faith must be actively involved in building and investing in opportunities that are inclusive of all people—especially those most oppressed or abandoned by our current economic system. Join us for an interactive conversation between “radically rooted” entrepreneurs and investors whose deep connection to place, and their faith, informs the way they leverage their business and investments to positively impact their employees, their community, and the environment. This will be a highly participatory dialogue featuring a few leaders sharing their experiences and best practices in order to prompt deeper group conversation.

Featured Participants
avatar for Elissa Sangalli Hillary

Elissa Sangalli Hillary

President, Local First of West Michigan & Local First Educational Foundation
Elissa Sangalli Hillary works at the leading edge of values-based capitalism, building sustainable local economies that put people first.


Thursday June 14, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

2:00pm

Salon, Intersectional Theology
Intersectional theology is a way of doing theology which takes seriously the interconnectedness and interrelatedness of oppression and hierarchy. As a liberatory practice, Christians must relinquish their individual privilege and work toward the dismantling of systems of oppression, including racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, ableism, and ageism. We need to name these intersecting oppressions as sin and move toward reimagining a community which can live out this intersectional theology. This session will explore intersectional theology in the lives of individual Christians, faith communities, and the church. We will examine what an intersectional theology might mean for the church’s internal functions—membership, baptism, communion—and also the church’s work in the world, particularly in our current political climate that has targeted marginalized people, often in the name of God.

Featured Participants
avatar for Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Associate Professor of Theology, Earlham School of Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim is Assoc. Prof. of Theology at Earlham School of Religion. She received her Ph.D. from the Univ. of Toronto. She wrote 13 books most recently, Embracing the Other. Kim is an ordained PC (USA) minister and writes for Huffington Post, TIME, The Nation and Sojourner... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

2:00pm

Salon, Moving Beyond Islamophobia
Featured Participants
avatar for Rizwan Jaka

Rizwan Jaka

Interfaith/Government/Media Chair, ADAMS


Thursday June 14, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

2:00pm

Spiritual Direction Sessions
Sign-up link to come.

Featured Participants
avatar for Barbara J. Brown

Barbara J. Brown

Spiritual Director
Barbara's spiritual direction developed in 39 years ministering to diverse ethnicities as a campus minister with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship.   Though retired, Barbara continues to be very active in spiritual direction and prayer ministry.
avatar for Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

United Church of Christ
Committed to nurture the spiritual heart and engage in God’s justice, Sid Fowler has served First United Church of Christ in DC. He has worked with the national staff of the UCC, adjunct faculty at Shalem Institute, the LGBTQ community, Faith & Politics Institute, and DC Mayor... Read More →
avatar for Emily White Hodge

Emily White Hodge

Director of Operations, New Moms
I'm passionate about people. And though I'm an introvert, I will speak fiercely when it comes to justice & racial equity. Professionally, I've been in the urban nonprofit world for 25 years (Minneapolis, Los Angeles & Chicago). I've got my PHR and my certificate in Spiritual Dire... Read More →
avatar for Mary Trujillo

Mary Trujillo

North Park University
avatar for Eric Leroy Wilson

Eric Leroy Wilson

Associate Chaplain, Pepperdine University
Eric Wilson serves as the Associate Chaplain at Pepperdine University in Malibu California. Wilson is a certified Spiritual Director, Executive Coach and is a religion blogger. He is an award winning playwright and theatrical director. His work has been published and performed ar... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

3:00pm

Spiritual Direction Sessions
Sign-up link to come.

Featured Participants
avatar for Barbara J. Brown

Barbara J. Brown

Spiritual Director
Barbara's spiritual direction developed in 39 years ministering to diverse ethnicities as a campus minister with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship.   Though retired, Barbara continues to be very active in spiritual direction and prayer ministry.
avatar for Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

United Church of Christ
Committed to nurture the spiritual heart and engage in God’s justice, Sid Fowler has served First United Church of Christ in DC. He has worked with the national staff of the UCC, adjunct faculty at Shalem Institute, the LGBTQ community, Faith & Politics Institute, and DC Mayor... Read More →
avatar for Emily White Hodge

Emily White Hodge

Director of Operations, New Moms
I'm passionate about people. And though I'm an introvert, I will speak fiercely when it comes to justice & racial equity. Professionally, I've been in the urban nonprofit world for 25 years (Minneapolis, Los Angeles & Chicago). I've got my PHR and my certificate in Spiritual Dire... Read More →
avatar for Mary Trujillo

Mary Trujillo

North Park University
avatar for Eric Leroy Wilson

Eric Leroy Wilson

Associate Chaplain, Pepperdine University
Eric Wilson serves as the Associate Chaplain at Pepperdine University in Malibu California. Wilson is a certified Spiritual Director, Executive Coach and is a religion blogger. He is an award winning playwright and theatrical director. His work has been published and performed ar... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

3:00pm

Sponsor Reception
This is your chance to meet with the sponsors who help make The Summit possible. Sojourners editors will also be available to share about Sojourners magazine and online publication. Complimentary coffee, other beverages, and snacks make this a great opportunity to mix and mingle.

Thursday June 14, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

4:00pm

Climate Justice Special Program: Beyond the Church Walls: Action on Climate Change for Communities of Color
This conversation will explore climate change prevention, resilience, and justice from three different perspectives. Science, faith, and policy experts will examine and discuss ways to move towards better climate action in communities of color.

Featured Participants
avatar for Rev. Gerald Durley

Rev. Gerald Durley

Board Member, Interfaith Power and Light
avatar for Dianne Glave

Dianne Glave

Coordinator of Diversity Development and Inclusion, Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church


Thursday June 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

4:00pm

Special Program: The Cohabitation of Liberation & Healing: Trauma, Spirituality & Movements in Our Times
Collective social change and liberation work is critical for the survival of humanity. Yet, the front lines of movements bring increased stress, burnout, and trauma. This session will examine ways to integrate healing into movement-building, and the necessity of deep spirituality in social action. Join as we engage together in dialogue, healing and contemplative practices, and visioning for a desired future marked by bold liberation and powerful healing.

Featured Participants
avatar for Rev. Brittany Caine-Conley

Rev. Brittany Caine-Conley

Lead Organizer, Congregate Charlottesville
Brittany is lead organizer of Congregate C'ville, which formed in response to white supremacist violence and seeks to equip people of faith for public witness. Brittany is rooted in the subversive way of Jesus and enjoys dancing, deconstructing destructive dominions of dominance... Read More →
avatar for Teresa P Mateus

Teresa P Mateus

Co-Founder, Executive Director, The Mystic Soul Project
Teresa P Mateus is a trauma specialist, college professor, contemplative practice teacher, author & speaker. She is Executive Director and co-founder of The Mystic Soul Project - a POC-Centered approach to contemplation, activism & healing. She is also author of Sacred Wounds & M... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

4:00pm

Elder Huddle
Limited Capacity seats available

Here is your chance to meet in an informal setting with one of our Elders and talk about their life’s work, seek advice, or share stories. The Elder Huddles are limited to five participants each to create a space that allows for candid and open dialogue.

Adding this Sched event to your schedule registers you for this event.

Featured Participants
avatar for Rev. Dr. Iva Carruthers

Rev. Dr. Iva Carruthers

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference


Thursday June 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

4:00pm

Elder Huddle
Limited Capacity seats available

Here is your chance to meet in an informal setting with one of our Elders and talk about their life’s work, seek advice, or share stories. The Elder Huddles are limited to five participants each to create a space that allows for candid and open dialogue.

Adding this Sched event to your schedule registers you for this event.

Featured Participants
avatar for Dr. Jo Anne Lyon

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon

General Superintendent Emerita and Ambassador, The Wesleyan Church


Thursday June 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

4:00pm

Elder Huddle
Limited Capacity seats available

Here is your chance to meet in an informal setting with one of our Elders and talk about their life’s work, seek advice, or share stories. The Elder Huddles are limited to five participants each to create a space that allows for candid and open dialogue.

Adding this Sched event to your schedule registers you for this event.

Featured Participants
avatar for Edgar Palacios

Edgar Palacios

Pastor, American Baptist


Thursday June 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

4:00pm

Elder Huddle
Limited Capacity seats available

Here is your chance to meet in an informal setting with one of our Elders and talk about their life’s work, seek advice, or share stories. The Elder Huddles are limited to five participants each to create a space that allows for candid and open dialogue.

Please RSVP by adding this event to your schedule on Sched.

Featured Participants
avatar for Walter Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann

Columbia Theological Seminary
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is a past president of the Society of Biblical Literature and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He has recently published Sabbath as Resi... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

4:00pm

Elder Huddle
Limited Capacity seats available

Here is your chance to meet in an informal setting with one of our Elders and talk about their life’s work, seek advice, or share stories. The Elder Huddles are limited to five participants each to create a space that allows for candid and open dialogue.

Adding this Sched event to your schedule registers you for this event.

Featured Participants

Thursday June 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

5:00pm

Dinner
Thursday June 14, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

6:30pm

Core Conversation #3: EMPOWER
We are guided by a great cloud of witnesses, but we face our own unique moment in history. Living out a call to protect vulnerable people forces us into the creative tension between power and powerlessness. What is the appropriate use of power in this time? What strategies and energies are needed for a new civil resistance movement? Featuring perspectives from different movements, this Core Conversation will explore our understanding of power and strategy.

Moderators
avatar for Rev. Adam Russell Taylor

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor

Executive Director, Sojourners
Adam is the executive director of Sojourners. He previously led the Faith Initiative at the World Bank Group, served as a Vice President at World Vision US, and as a White House Fellow in the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs and Public Engagement. He is the author of Mobiliz... Read More →

Featured Participants
avatar for Rev. Karen Anderson

Rev. Karen Anderson

Senior Pastor, Ward Chapel AME Church/Metropolitan Congregations United
Karen Anderson is pastor of Ward Chapel AME Church. She is Board President for Gamaliel’s Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU), serves on Boards of Magdalene St. Louis and Interfaith Partnership of St. Louis and co-founder “The Mother’s March” for justice in Ferguson a... Read More →
avatar for Ash-Lee Henderson

Ash-Lee Henderson

Highlander Research and Education Center & M4BL
Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson is a 32 year old, Affrilachian (Black Appalachian), working class woman, born and raised in Tennessee. She is the co-executive director of Highlander Research & Education Center in New Market, TN, and is active in the Movement for Black Lives and Souther... Read More →
avatar for Myrna Pérez

Myrna Pérez

Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Myrna Pérez heads the Voting Rights and Elections Project at the Brennan Center for Justice. She is a nationally-recognized expert on voting rights and elections administration, a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School, and a frequent commentator for mainstream and legal media.
avatar for Justin Steele

Justin Steele

Google.org
Justin Steele is a Principal at Google.org, where he leads Google’s philanthropy in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Prior to joining Google.org, Justin served as Deputy Director of the Washington D.C. site of job training nonprofit Year Up, and he began his career as a man... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Seth Wispelwey

Rev. Seth Wispelwey

Restoration Village Arts
Seth is a grassroots organizer and pastor. He is one of the leaders in Charlottesville who trained and mobilized clergy to confront white supremacy. Seth has organized people of faith for years to engage in public policy advocacy with organizations like ONE, Bread for the World... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

8:00pm

Talkback Session
Join for extended discussion following the Core Conversation. This offering will provide opportunity for follow-up question and response time with featured panelists. Please move to the front of the room if participating, or continue conversation and connection making outside of the auditorium.

Moderators
avatar for Rev. Adam Russell Taylor

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor

Executive Director, Sojourners
Adam is the executive director of Sojourners. He previously led the Faith Initiative at the World Bank Group, served as a Vice President at World Vision US, and as a White House Fellow in the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs and Public Engagement. He is the author of Mobiliz... Read More →

Featured Participants
avatar for Rev. Karen Anderson

Rev. Karen Anderson

Senior Pastor, Ward Chapel AME Church/Metropolitan Congregations United
Karen Anderson is pastor of Ward Chapel AME Church. She is Board President for Gamaliel’s Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU), serves on Boards of Magdalene St. Louis and Interfaith Partnership of St. Louis and co-founder “The Mother’s March” for justice in Ferguson a... Read More →
avatar for Ash-Lee Henderson

Ash-Lee Henderson

Highlander Research and Education Center & M4BL
Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson is a 32 year old, Affrilachian (Black Appalachian), working class woman, born and raised in Tennessee. She is the co-executive director of Highlander Research & Education Center in New Market, TN, and is active in the Movement for Black Lives and Souther... Read More →
avatar for Myrna Pérez

Myrna Pérez

Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Myrna Pérez heads the Voting Rights and Elections Project at the Brennan Center for Justice. She is a nationally-recognized expert on voting rights and elections administration, a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School, and a frequent commentator for mainstream and legal media.
avatar for Justin Steele

Justin Steele

Google.org
Justin Steele is a Principal at Google.org, where he leads Google’s philanthropy in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Prior to joining Google.org, Justin served as Deputy Director of the Washington D.C. site of job training nonprofit Year Up, and he began his career as a man... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Seth Wispelwey

Rev. Seth Wispelwey

Restoration Village Arts
Seth is a grassroots organizer and pastor. He is one of the leaders in Charlottesville who trained and mobilized clergy to confront white supremacy. Seth has organized people of faith for years to engage in public policy advocacy with organizations like ONE, Bread for the World... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 8:00pm - 8:15pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

8:15pm

Evening Centering
This open prayer session will provide space to debrief and center at the end of a full day of dialogue and strategy. Creative prayers stations will be set-up for personal reflection time, and participants are encouraged to come and go as most beneficial.

Thursday June 14, 2018 8:15pm - 8:30pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

8:30pm

Spiritual Direction Mini-Sessions
Sign-up link to come.

Featured Participants
avatar for Barbara J. Brown

Barbara J. Brown

Spiritual Director
Barbara's spiritual direction developed in 39 years ministering to diverse ethnicities as a campus minister with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship.   Though retired, Barbara continues to be very active in spiritual direction and prayer ministry.
avatar for Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

United Church of Christ
Committed to nurture the spiritual heart and engage in God’s justice, Sid Fowler has served First United Church of Christ in DC. He has worked with the national staff of the UCC, adjunct faculty at Shalem Institute, the LGBTQ community, Faith & Politics Institute, and DC Mayor... Read More →
avatar for Emily White Hodge

Emily White Hodge

Director of Operations, New Moms
I'm passionate about people. And though I'm an introvert, I will speak fiercely when it comes to justice & racial equity. Professionally, I've been in the urban nonprofit world for 25 years (Minneapolis, Los Angeles & Chicago). I've got my PHR and my certificate in Spiritual Dire... Read More →
avatar for Mary Trujillo

Mary Trujillo

North Park University
avatar for Eric Leroy Wilson

Eric Leroy Wilson

Associate Chaplain, Pepperdine University
Eric Wilson serves as the Associate Chaplain at Pepperdine University in Malibu California. Wilson is a certified Spiritual Director, Executive Coach and is a religion blogger. He is an award winning playwright and theatrical director. His work has been published and performed ar... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
 
Friday, June 15
 

7:00am

Morning Yoga
Yoga is an ancient mind-body practice that complements any faith tradition. In a Christian context, yoga can be understood as “body prayer;” centering the mind, heart, and body through movement and breath work. Join for gentle stretching and intentional breathing as a way of bringing your whole self in service to God.

Featured Participants

Friday June 15, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

7:30am

Women Faith Leaders Breakfast
This special breakfast gathering seeks to advance the voice and contributions of women faith leaders. Come network and support one another as we discern needs and explore possibilities together. All women faith leaders – clergy and laity – are invited to join us in dialogue as we look toward the future together.

Featured Participants
avatar for Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce

Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce

Howard University School of Divinity
Yolanda Pierce is Professor and Dean of the Howard University School of Divinity. She is a scholar of African American Religious History; Womanist Theology; African American Literature; and Race and Religion.


Friday June 15, 2018 7:30am - 9:00am
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

9:00am

Summit Elders Special Program: Wisdom from the Movement
Hear from leaders who have devoted their lives to fighting injustice, promoting peace, and serving others. Come learn from the ways they’ve navigated disappointments and defeats, as well as their many successes. In addition to a time for listening, each Summit Elder will be honored for their legacy and movement contribution.

Moderators
avatar for Jessica Felix-Romero

Jessica Felix-Romero

Communications Director, Sojourners
avatar for Rev. Adam Russell Taylor

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor

Executive Director, Sojourners
Adam is the executive director of Sojourners. He previously led the Faith Initiative at the World Bank Group, served as a Vice President at World Vision US, and as a White House Fellow in the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs and Public Engagement. He is the author of Mobiliz... Read More →

Featured Participants
avatar for Walter Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann

Columbia Theological Seminary
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is a past president of the Society of Biblical Literature and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He has recently published Sabbath as Resi... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Dr. Iva Carruthers

Rev. Dr. Iva Carruthers

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
avatar for Dr. Jo Anne Lyon

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon

General Superintendent Emerita and Ambassador, The Wesleyan Church
avatar for Edgar Palacios

Edgar Palacios

Pastor, American Baptist


Friday June 15, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
  • Moderator Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, Jessica Felix-Romero

10:30am

Spiritual Direction Sessions
Sign-up link to come.

Featured Participants
avatar for Barbara J. Brown

Barbara J. Brown

Spiritual Director
Barbara's spiritual direction developed in 39 years ministering to diverse ethnicities as a campus minister with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship.   Though retired, Barbara continues to be very active in spiritual direction and prayer ministry.
avatar for Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

Rev. Dr. Sid Fowler

United Church of Christ
Committed to nurture the spiritual heart and engage in God’s justice, Sid Fowler has served First United Church of Christ in DC. He has worked with the national staff of the UCC, adjunct faculty at Shalem Institute, the LGBTQ community, Faith & Politics Institute, and DC Mayor... Read More →
avatar for Emily White Hodge

Emily White Hodge

Director of Operations, New Moms
I'm passionate about people. And though I'm an introvert, I will speak fiercely when it comes to justice & racial equity. Professionally, I've been in the urban nonprofit world for 25 years (Minneapolis, Los Angeles & Chicago). I've got my PHR and my certificate in Spiritual Dire... Read More →
avatar for Mary Trujillo

Mary Trujillo

North Park University
avatar for Eric Leroy Wilson

Eric Leroy Wilson

Associate Chaplain, Pepperdine University
Eric Wilson serves as the Associate Chaplain at Pepperdine University in Malibu California. Wilson is a certified Spiritual Director, Executive Coach and is a religion blogger. He is an award winning playwright and theatrical director. His work has been published and performed ar... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

10:30am

***Forums Description
Trainings: These gatherings feature practical issue based and field-based skills development with some of the best skill-builders available.


Salons: In order to sharpen the group’s thinking about the intersections and implications of resistance and healing, thoughtful cross-sector practitioners kick off salon conversations with a particular topic and then open it up to the rest of the group.


Convenings: While many connections will be made informally throughout the event, we have scheduled convenings to provide formal spaces for affinity groups to network and engage in movement building. During these convenings, participants will engage in dialogue that leads to common commitments or coordinated action; connect with leaders in a particular sector or field of interest; and identify challenges, map assets, and develop action plans.
Convenings will tackle key questions confronting different parts of the movement, including: What are the core challenges or needs among your justice stream? What are the assets and connections around the room? What can our organizations bring to this work? What can we do as individuals?”

Friday June 15, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

10:30am

Convening, Racial Justice: Not a Local Matter!
The number of senseless murders of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement is an alarming epidemic in this country. The White House has encouraged police officers to be rougher with suspects and has called the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police “a local matter.” But this isn’t a local matter; it’s a national crisis. This convening will enable participants to discuss concrete ways the church can combat racialized policing and police violence, drawing upon Black, White and Blue Together and other faith-based initiatives.

Featured Participants
avatar for Rev. Terrance McKinley

Rev. Terrance McKinley

Matthew 25 Program Director, Sojourners
avatar for Rev. Adam Russell Taylor

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor

Executive Director, Sojourners
Adam is the executive director of Sojourners. He previously led the Faith Initiative at the World Bank Group, served as a Vice President at World Vision US, and as a White House Fellow in the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs and Public Engagement. He is the author of Mobiliz... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

10:30am

Convening, Restoring Our Faith in Business
Our scriptures offer a robust theology and radical praxis around work, business, moral leadership, and the economy. So why is there a pervasive divide between the world of faith and the world of business? Help us bridge this gap by exploring how the church can better embody a prophetic, practical theology of business. We will also consider how communities of faith and business leaders can be better partners in the growing movement around business as a force for good. During the convening, participants will work in small groups to discuss examples of what is already working well, identify what gaps and challenges still exist, and determine what our individual and collective roles are in making the faith community’s engagement with business more “radically rooted.”

Featured Participants
avatar for JoAnn Flett

JoAnn Flett

Director, MBA Economic Development, Eastern University
JoAnn Flett is a Senior Lecturer in Management and directs the MBA in Social Impact at Eastern University. Ms. Flett servers on the boards of Capital for Good, and Broad Street Ministry.
avatar for Jay Coen Gilbert

Jay Coen Gilbert

Co-founder, B Lab and the movement of Certified B Corporations


Friday June 15, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

10:30am

Salon, Gender-Responsive Social Change In Our Justice System
Over the past four decades, the number of women in prisons and jails has increased by more than 700 percent, disproportionately impacting women of color. During this forum, participants will explore how people of faith can work to create a more gender-equitable, trauma-informed, and redemptive justice system. How can we address the unique challenges that women and girls—particularly those of color—face during incarceration and return to their communities?

Featured Participants
avatar for Rev. Vivian D. Nixon

Rev. Vivian D. Nixon

Executive Director, College & Community Fellowship (CCF)
Vivian D. Nixon is the Executive Director of College & Community Fellowship (CCF), and advocates nationally for the return of college-level education to our nation's prisons.


Friday June 15, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

10:30am

Salon, What Happened to the Christian Anti-War Movement?
Around the world, Christians are implementing strategic, effective nonviolent practices amid armed conflict, resource wars, and structural violence. What does Christian peacebuilding look like in the U.S. today? What happened to Christian leadership against war and war culture? What do people of faith have to offer in the “new normal” of a permanent state of war in the U.S.? How do we act as the Body of Christ in permanent war? Our conversation will focus on sparking a fresh framework for people of faith on war and peace.

Featured Participants
avatar for Rose Berger

Rose Berger

Senior Associate Editor, Sojourners
My roots are in California; my wings in D.C. I'm a Catholic feminist. I'm a student of nonviolence--strategic and Christian--and part of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative. I live in the Anacostia watershed in D.C. I've been at Sojourners for more than 30 years. I'm a poet and w... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

10:30am

Artist Huddle
This is an opportunity for artists to talk about creative projects, share stories, and maybe even create together. Join for dialogue with others committed to art and justice.

Featured Participants
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Rev. Tracy Howe Wispelwey

United Church of Christ, Restoration Village Arts
Tracy is a musician, producer, and the Minister for Community and Congregational Engagement for the United Church of Christ. She networks with artists, liturgists, and cultural workers in helping congregations become communities of resistance and resilience.


Friday June 15, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Auditorium

10:30am

Immigration Special Program: Sacred Resistance: Inside the Resurgent Sanctuary Movement
You’re invited to a screening of Sacred Resistance; a newly released documentary following those threatened with deportation and the faith communities that have responded by providing sanctuary. The screening will be followed by a panel of activists, community organizers, and those previously in sanctuary who will discuss how to join the movement.

Featured Participants
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Jeanette Vizguerra

New Sanctuary Movement
After fighting off deportation for eight years, Jeanette Vizguerra decided to go public with her story and sought refuge in the basement of the First Unitarian Church in Denver, Colorado. While in Sanctuary, Jeanette continued to organize for immigrants’ rights and in April of... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

12:00pm

Lunch, Voter Suppression Special Program: Lawyers & Collars
This special luncheon will highlight a timely new initiative: “Lawyers and Collars.” Working in partnership with election protection lawyers, this faith-based voter education and protection program mobilizes faith leaders to protect the votes of vulnerable citizens. As lawyers are equipped to take immediate legal action when individuals are refused the right to vote, faith leaders – who are among the most trusted leaders in vulnerable communities – will stand with election protection lawyers at the polls.

Featured Participants
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Rev. Terrance McKinley

Matthew 25 Program Director, Sojourners


Friday June 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

1:30pm

Core Conversation #4: CREATE
What does prophetic imagination mean today? Our present civic dysfunction has imposed new barriers on some and provided a wake-up call to others, yet transformative possibilities exist. What does prophetic ministry look like, not just in our biblical traditions, but in response to this moment? Faithful engagement manifests in both the now and the not yet—imagining a future beyond our fragmented reality. This final Core Conversation will examine the meaning of the prophetic vocation today and how it guides our way forward.

Moderators
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Rev. Jim Wallis

President and Founder, Sojourners
Jim Wallis is the president and founder of Sojourners. He served on President Obama’s White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and published his most recent book in 2016 – America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a... Read More →

Featured Participants
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Walter Brueggemann

Columbia Theological Seminary
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is a past president of the Society of Biblical Literature and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He has recently published Sabbath as Resi... Read More →
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Rev. Terri Hord Owens

Disciples of Christ
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Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah

North Park Theological Seminary
Soong-Chan Rah is the Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Seminary. He is the author of The Next Evangelicalism and Prophetic Lament. He received his BA from Columbia; his MDiv from Gordon-Conwell; his ThM from Harvard; his DMin from GCTS and his T... Read More →
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Dr. Reggie Williams

Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, McCormick Theological Seminary
Reggie Williams is an Associate Professor of Christian ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary, in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance, which was selected as a Choice Outstanding Title in theol... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

3:00pm

Blessing Ceremony
Featured Participants
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Walter Brueggemann

Columbia Theological Seminary
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is a past president of the Society of Biblical Literature and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He has recently published Sabbath as Resi... Read More →
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Rev. Dr. Iva Carruthers

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
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Dr. Jo Anne Lyon

General Superintendent Emerita and Ambassador, The Wesleyan Church
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Edgar Palacios

Pastor, American Baptist


Friday June 15, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA