The Common Good

The Summit: World Change Through Faith & Justice

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 18, 7 p.m.
New Marks of Leadership
While technology has brought the world closer together, ideology has separated us. Leaders aspiring to change the world through faith and justice must actively resolve this tension with innovative solutions and inspiring influence.
Featured Participants
Peggy Flanagan, Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota
Lisa Sharon Harper, Sojourners
Soong-Chan Rah, North Park Theological Seminary
Alexie Torres-Fleming, Harvard University
Jim Wallis, Sojourners

Thursday, June 19, 8 a.m.
The Stained-Glass Ceiling: Women's Leadership in the Church
The "stained-glass ceiling" has yet to be shattered as women confront ongoing hurdles to gaining full inclusion into church life, ministry, and leadership.
Featured Participants
Diana Butler Bass, historian, author, speaker
Dr. Iva Carruthers, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
Mimi Haddad, Christians for Biblical Equality
Hyepin Im, Korean Churches for Community Development
Jo Anne Lyon, The Wesleyan Church
Rev. Sharon Watkins, Disciples of Christ

Thursday, June 19, 1 p.m.
Pulpits and Perpetrators: The Church and Domestic Violence
Groundbreaking data will challenge current assumptions about how the church — and particularly pastors — responds to domestic violence issues in their congregations and communities.
Featured Participants – Polling Data
Larisa Friesen Hall, Sojourners
Richard Santos, IMA World Health
Ed Stetzer, LifeWay Research
Featured Participants – Theological Perspective
Dr. Cynthia Eriksson, Fuller Theological Seminary
Dr. Anne Gatobu, Asbury Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, Union Theological Seminary
Dr. John Kinney, Virginia Union University
Dr. Andrea Smith, North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies

Thursday, June 19, 5 p.m.
All of Creation Groans: Climate Change and International Development
The question, "What does it mean to live out a ‘preferential option for the poor’ in international development?” will frame this conversation about climate change.
Featured Participants
Stephan Bauman, World Relief
Jim Yong Kim, World Bank
Jim Wallis, Sojourners

Thursday, June 19, 7 p.m.
All of Creation Groans: Climate Change and International Development (Continued)
Diverse voices on climate change will present the theological, social, and cultural issues threatening God’s creation.
Featured Participants
Dr. Dorothy Boorse, Gordon College, Academy of Evangelical Scientists and Ethicists
Rev. Marjani Dele, Nature's Friends
Rev. Terry LeBlanc, North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies
Ben Lowe, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action
Lyndsay Moseley, American Lung Association
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Trinity UCC
Liliana Santizo, National Latino Evangelical Coalition
Peggy Shpard, WE ACT Environmental Justice

Friday, June 20, 8 a.m.
Subconscious Subjugation: Theology, Ethics, and Implicit Bias
From Pentecost to the 21st century, dismantling racial and ethnic implicit bias in the church remains a persistent challenge of theological importance.
Featured Participants
Onleilove Alston, PICO, Faith in NY
Dr. Iva Carruthers, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
Noel Castellanos, Christian Community Development Association
Mark Charles, 5 Small Loaves
Dr. Gail Christopher, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Wes Granberg-Michaelson, Reformed Church in America (former)
Lisa Sharon Harper, Sojourners
Troy Jackson, The AMOS Project
Rev. Jin S. Kim, Church of All Nations
Njenga Daniel Maina, Compassion International
Dr. Andrea Smith, North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies
Tracy Howe-Wispelwey, Restoration Village Arts
David Bailey, Making a Melody

Friday, June 20, 1 p.m.
Unlocking Solutions to Disarm Injustice: Mass Incarceration and Gun Violence
The devastating effects of mass Incarceration and gun violence are pleading for a robust moral and a political response from the church and community at-large.
Featured Participants – Mass Incarceration
Nicole Baker-Fulgham, The Expectations Project
Rev. Dr. William Barber, North Carolina NAACP
Allison DeFoor, Project on Accountable Justice, Florida State University
Joshua Dubois, Values Partnerships/My Brother’s Keeper
Darren Ferguson, Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Rev. Rebecca Stelle, Becoming Church
Featured Participants – Gun Violence
Mark Barden, Sandy Hook Promise
Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ, Homeboy Industries
Queen Esther Brown, Concerned Parents of Murdered Children
Judith Browne Dianis, Advancement Project
Teny Gross, The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence
Rev. Michael McBride, PICO, Lifelines to Healing

Friday, June 20, 7 p.m.
The Final Push: The Immigration Reform Debate
A new film, The Stranger, has the potential to shift the immigration debate from statistics to stories and make policy personal for decision-makers on Capitol Hill.
Featured Participants
Eliseo Medina, SEIU (former)
Gaby Pacheco, Bridge Project/TheDream.US
Jim Wallis, Sojourners
Jenny Yang, World Relief