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Wednesday, June 17 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Way of Hope

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Over the past year, multiple justice movements have experienced traction the likes of which we haven’t seen since the 1960s: thousands marching in the streets, young people practicing the discipline of civil disobedience, churches organized and calling legislators to do justice. But on almost every front, we have experienced set-backs that defied logic. Scripture tells us faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen. How do we hold on to hope? How do we maintain the long view?

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Jim Wallis

President, Sojourners
Jim Wallis is president and founder of Sojourners in Washington, DC. a nonprofit faith-based organization, network, and movement whose mission statement calls for “putting faith into action for social justice.” | | He is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine and website which has a combined print and electronic media readership of more than a quarter million people with several million unique visitors to the website, sojo.net, each... Read More →

Featured Participants
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Noel Castellanos

CEO, Christian Community Development Association
Noel Castellanos has worked in full-time ministry in Latino urban communities since 1982. He has served in youth ministry, church planting, advocacy, and community development in San Francisco, San Jose, and Chicago. After serving on the board of the Christian Community Development Association for many years, he established the CCDA Institute, which equips emerging church leaders in the philosophy of Christian community development. He... Read More →
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Marie Dennis

Co-President, Pax Cristi International
Marie Dennis is co-president of Pax Christi International, the global Catholic peace movement, a position she shares with Bishop Kevin Dowling from South Africa. She is also a Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace. Dennis was previously director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, charged with bringing the global experience of Maryknoll missioners into the process of shaping public opinion in the United States and influencing policies of... Read More →
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Lisa Sharon Harper

Chief Church Engagement Officer, Sojourners
From Ferguson to New York to Germany, Lisa has been leading trainings and helping mobilize clergy and community leaders around shared values for the common good, with a focus on racial justice. Prior to joining Sojourners, Lisa was the founding executive director of New York Faith & Justice — an organization at the hub of a new ecumenical movement to end poverty in New York City. In that capacity, she helped establish Faith Leaders... Read More →
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C.T. Vivian

Dr. C.T. Vivian currently serves as director of the Urban Theological Institute at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. He is best known for his work with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as National Director of Affiliates and strategist for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He has provided civil rights counsel to Presidents Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, and Obama, and he continues to lecture worldwide on racial... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Pryzbyla Great Room