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Thursday, June 22 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Core Conversation: Truth

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We live in an era of transformation. In the age of post-truth, fake-news, alternative facts, and legitimate challenge to white male Christian hegemony, how does the Gospel inform our understanding of truth and our call to confront dominant cultural and political narratives? In this Core Conversation we will engage how we understand, seek, relate to, and communicate truth in this time.

Facilitators and Moderators
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Dr. Gail Christopher

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Dr. Gail Christopher is senior advisor and vice president at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In this role, she leads the foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) enterprise and serves on the president’s cabinet that provides overall direction and leadership for the foundation. Since joining the foundation in 2007, Gail has served as vice president for program strategy with responsibility for multiple areas of programming, including Racial Equity; Food, Health... Read More →

Featured Participants
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Mustafa Santiago Ali

Hip Hop Caucus
Mustafa Santiago Ali is Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for Hip Hop Caucus.  For more than 17 years, he has served as a national speaker, trainer and facilitator on social and environmental justice issues. Prior to joinin... Read More →
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Michael Gerson

The ONE Campaign
Michael Gerson is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in the Washington Post and in nearly 100 other newspapers. He is the author of Heroic Conservatism and coauthor of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era. Gerson serves as a Fellow at ONE, a bipartisan advocacy organization fighting extreme poverty and preventable diseases. Until 2006, Gerson served as Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning, where he was a key administration advocate for the... Read More →
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Lovelyn Nwadeyi

Head of Research: Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy, MTN Group
Lovelyn Nwadeyi is a young and vibrant Nigerian-South African woman who hails from Queenstown in the Eastern Cape. | | She holds a BA International Studies degree from Stellenbosch University and an MSc in Peace and Conflict Studies degree from Uppsala University in Sweden... Read More →
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Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes

Mercer University
Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes is Associate Professor of Practical Theology at the Mercer University McAfee School of Theology. The author of Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength, she is a prophetic voice for healing, justice, and reconciliation. She is cu... Read More →

Elders and Movement Honorees
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Isabel Castillo

Isabel Castillo, a “DACAmented” immigrant from Mexico, has lived in Virginia for over 25 years. Isabel holds a Master’s in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University and advocates for the rights of immigrants and students. She has organized a march on Washington and staged a sit-in at former Senate Majority Leader Harry... Read More →
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Sister Norma Pimentel

Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, Sister Norma Pimentel oversees the charitable arm of the Diocese of Brownsville. In 2014 she responded to the surge of refugees seeking asylum in the United States with The Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, TX, where countless volunteers have welcomed more than 71,000 individuals from 31 countries. Sister Norma Pimentel earned a... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Auditorium

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