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The Leading Edge: Know Justice, Know Peace.

April 13-16, 2013

A National Conference for Clergy and Lay Leaders
of Multicultural/Multiracial Congregations

Saturday April 13, 2013
11:30A Doors Open
12:00P Registration
1:00-2:45P Gathering, Centering, Community Building, and Structured Conversations
2:45-3:00P Break
3:00-4:00P “Speaking Truth to Power: A Progressive Theology for Justice” – Jacqui Lewis
4:00-4:15P Break
4:15-5:30P “Narrating Justice Through Worship and Ritual” – Adriene Thorne and Chad Tanaka Pack
5:30-6:00P Evaluation
6:00P Evening Free
Sunday April 14, 2013
9:00-10:30A “Speaking of Race: The Color of Justice” – Jacqui Lewis and John Janka
10:30-11:15A Break
11:15A-12:45P Worship Celebration – Jacqui Lewis, preaching
12:45-1:30P Chat & Chew Light Lunch
1:30-3:00P “Coalition Building for Social Change” – Connie Rice
3:00-3:15P Break
3:15-4:30P “Strategies for Non-Violent Protest” – Sister Simone Campbell
4:30-5:30P Structured Conversations:
Worship Planning – Jacqui Lewis, Jonathan Dudley, and John Del Cueto
Vision Planning – John Janka and Cheryl Cochran
5:30-6:00P Evaluation
6:00-7:00P Art & Soul Evening Worship – Tricia Sheffield and Dionne McClain-Freeney
Monday April 15, 2013
8:30-9:00A Breakfast and Centering Time
9:00-10:15A “Combating the Narrative of Exclusion” – Miguel De La Torre
10:15-10:30A Break
10:30-12:00P “Creating Ethical Faith Communities” – Anne Joh
12:00-1:00P Lunch on your own
1:00-2:30P “Framing the Future: Faith, Politics and the Next Four Years” – Gary Dorrien
2:30-3:00P Break
3:00-5:00P “Managing Change and Conflict”– John Janka and Jacqui Lewis
5:00-5:30P Evaluation
5:30-6:30P Reception
Tuesday April 16, 2013
8:30-9:00A Breakfast and Centering Time
9:00-10:30A “Making News, Making Waves, Making Change: Social Media and Activism” – Macky Alston and Isaac Luria
10:30A-12:00P “Equipping Leaders/Deploying Activists” – Christina Fleming and Kerry Docherty
12:00-12:30P Evaluation
12:30-12:45P Closing



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