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Friday, June 23 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Core Conversation: Disruption

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From government to business to church, institutions are experiencing a profound crisis of credibility. How can public trust be restored in the institutions responsible for the common good? And should it be? This Core Conversation will engage leaders in deep discernment regarding the ways our institutions reinforce injustice. Panelists will discern whether our institutions can regain integrity or if they must be re-imagined, rebuilt, or replaced. 

Facilitators and Moderators
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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... Read More →

Featured Participants
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Rev. René August

The Warehouse
A veteran of the anti-apartheid movement and an Anglican priest, René August is a reconciliation trainer with The Warehouse, a worshipping community organization in Cape Town, South Africa that walks alongside churches as they seek to respond to the issues of poverty, injustice... Read More →
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Rev. Dr. Timothy Tee Boddie

Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
Dr. Timothy Tee Boddie serves as General Secretary of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, the third largest Black Baptist convention in the nation.  A former pastor, university chaplain, and college and seminary professor, Dr. Boddie brings a unique skill set to the PNBC... Read More →
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RuthAnna Buffalo

Honor the Earth; Sacred Pipe Resource Center
Since 2004, Ruth Anna Buffalo has been working in tribal communities to improve the quality of life. She has led a wellness program for seven years at a tribal college to forming coalitions against substance use. Her public health background and indigenous perspective guide her work... Read More →
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John J. DeGioia

President, Georgetown University
For almost four decades—as faculty member, senior administrator, and President—Dr. DeGioia has helped to strengthen Georgetown as a premier institution for education and research. He remains dedicated to deepening Georgetown’s tradition of academic excellence, commitment to... Read More →
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United Church of Christ
Velda currently serves as Minister for Racial Justice in The Justice and Witness Ministries of The United Church of Christ. Velda has a working knowledge of critical race theory and creates comprehensive and strategic approaches for UCC national conferences, congregations and... Read More →

Elders and Movement Honorees
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Edward M. Jones

Edward M. Jones is the director of programs at ABFE - A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities. Edward is a founding member of The Black Philanthropic Alliance and of Black Benefactors, a social investment club/giving circle  dedicated to supporting Black-led/serving organizations... Read More →

Friday June 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am

Attendees (129)