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Friday, June 23 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Closing and Blessing Ceremony

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Come hear reports from multiple movement streams on the common commitments and plans for action crafted during The Summit. And join us as we give thanks to God, closing our time together in a liturgical worship service that incorporates the themes and messages we’ve heard over the course of The Summit. The music and arts team will lead this time, which will culminate in the blessing ceremony with our Elders. You don’t want to miss this celebration!

Featured Participants
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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... Read More →
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Kathy Khang

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Kathy Khang is a writer, speaker, and coffee drinker based in the north suburbs of Chicago, co-author of More Than Serving Tea (IVP, 2006), blogs at www.kathykhang.com , tweets and Instagrams as @mskathykhang, posts at www.facebook.com/kathykhangauthor , and partners with Christian influencers to move forward on issues of race, ethnicity, and gender within the Church. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathykhangauthor | Twitter and... Read More →
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Adam Taylor

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor serves as the Chair of the Sojourners Board.  Taylor formerly served as the Vice President for Advocacy at World Vision U.S. and as a White House Fellow in the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs.  He was the Senior Political Director at Sojourners and served as the Executive Director and co-Founder of Global Justice, a human rights and economic justice organization. Taylor is an Associate Minister at Shiloh Baptist... Read More →
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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 year. Wallis is a bestselling author, public theologian, national preacher, social activist, and international commentator on ethics and public life. | His latest book is "America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America." Wallis has written 10 previous books, including "The (Un)Common Good" and the New York Times bestseller... Read More →

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Darren Calhoun

Darren Calhoun is an intersectional advocate for racial justice and LGBTQ equality, worship leader, and photographer based out of Chicago. He works to bridge relationships between people of differing perspectives through story and relationship.
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Sharon Irving

A Chicago native, Sharon Irving is a songwriter and spoken word artist. She was shaped by her preacher grandfather’s powerful singing and sermons and the artistry of her father, famed jazz musician Robert Irving III. She is an inspiring “voice for the voiceless,” a passionate wordsmith spewing truth and inspiration, motivated by her personal experiences and undergirded by her Christian beliefs. Irving participated on Season 10 of... Read More →
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Rev. Waltrina N. Middleton

Rev. Waltrina N. Middleton serves as Associate Dean of the historic Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel at Howard University. Middleton is actively engaged in social justice issues domestically and throughout the diaspora. She is founder and organizer of Cleveland Action, a bridge organization and resource in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. She is a preacher, poet, social critic, and community organizer committed to actualizing the vision of a Beloved Community. Recently Middleton was recognized by Rejuvenate Magazine as one of its... Read More →
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The Sanctuaries

The Sanctuaries is the first interfaith arts community in the country. Founded in Washington, DC in 2013, the community's 140+ artists harness the sacred power of the creative arts for personal growth and social change. The Sanctuaries also mobilizes the next generation of sacred arts activists through its intensive training program known as The... Read More →

Elders and Movement Honorees
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →

Friday June 23, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm

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