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Friday, June 23 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Core Conversation: Healing

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Sustainable dissent must also include reconciliation with our bodies, our relationships, and God. This closing Core Conversation will tap deep wells of wisdom from practitioners in spiritual formation. They will share with us how to remain spiritualty and emotional rooted in the face of oppression.

Facilitators and Moderators
avatar for Jatrice Martel Gaiter

Jatrice Martel Gaiter

Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Volunteers of America
Jatrice Martel Gaiter is the Executive Vice President, External Affairs for Volunteers of America.  Ms. Gaiter builds national awareness and support for providing programs and services that enable people to reach their full potential.  She provides managerial and strategic oversi... Read More →

Featured Participants
avatar for Dr. Iva Beranek

Dr. Iva Beranek

Church’s Ministry of Healing: Ireland
Iva Beranek was born in 1978 in Zagreb, Croatia. She studied at a Jesuit University and was involved in local ecumenical initiatives. In 2005 Iva moved to Dublin, Ireland, where she completed M.A. in Classical Spirituality and Ph.D in Christian Spirituality. Her research focuses... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Traci D. Blackmon

Rev. Traci D. Blackmon

Executive Minister of Justice & Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ
Rev. Traci Blackmon is the Acting Executive Minister of Justice & Witness Ministries for The United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, MO. As a featured voice on many regional, national, and international platforms, Rev. Blackmon's life work focuses on communal resistance to systemic injustice... Read More →
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Elizabeth Medicine Crow

First Alaskans Institute
Elizabeth Medicine Crow is Vice President of the First Alaskans Institute and a member of the Tinglit and Haida tribes. Crow works with her peers in Alaska to construct an atmosphere of dialogue that confronts divisive environments of hate... Read More →
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Rev. Harry Quiett

Volunteers of America
Harry Quiett is an ordained United Methodist minister and vice president for ministry development at Volunteers of America. Previously, he served as associate pastor of All Souls Church in Washington, D.C., and as director of volunteer services and employee relations at Whitman W... Read More →
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Yonce Shelton

Being with Between
I help individuals and communities with calling, discernment, and transition.  I believe the spiritual life is about honoring experiences, gifts, and desires - and being available to new ones.  My calling to help with the inward journey came after a decade focusing on the outward journey via politics, faith-based advocacy, and bridge-building with diverse political and theological... Read More →

Elders and Movement Honorees
avatar for Dr. Ruby Sales

Dr. Ruby Sales

Dr. Ruby Nell Sales, founder and executive director of the SpiritHouse Project, views her civil rights, social justice, and intergenerational work as her calling. Sales received her B.A. degree from Manhattanville College and attended Princeton University for graduate stu... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Dr. Wallace Charles Smith

Rev. Dr. Wallace Charles Smith

Senior Minister, Shiloh Baptist Church
The Reverend Doctor Wallace Charles Smith is the Senior Minister of the historic Shiloh Baptist Church, one of the oldest African American churches in Washington, D.C. Dr. Smith graduated from Villanova University in 1970, and received both of his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Smith traveled and preached extensively in South Africa, serving as a member of a reconciliation team that worked to bring black and white Baptists together. Facebook... Read More →
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Jenny Yang

World Relief
Jenny Yang provides oversight for all advocacy initiatives and policy positions at World Relief. She has worked in the Resettlement section of World Relief as the Senior Case Manager and East Asia Program Officer, where she focused on advocacy for refugees in the East Asia region and managed the entire refugee caseload for World Relief. Prior to World Relief, she worked at one of the largest political fundraising firms in Maryland managing fundraising and campaigning for local politicians. She is co-author... Read More →


Friday June 23, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm

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