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Revolutionary Love: the politics of faith


 April 5-7, 2019 | Middle Collegiate Church in New York City.

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Revolutionary Love: the politics of faith


 April 5-7, 2019 | Middle Collegiate Church in New York City.

Revolutionary Love
the politics of faith
April 5–7, 2019 | New York City

Registration is now live for Revolutionary Love 2019: The Politics of Faith. Confirmed speakers: Traci Blackmon, Wajahat Ali, Gary Dorrien, Marianne Williamson, Ritu Bhasin, Ruby Sales, Mark Charles, Zainab Salbi, Shane Claiborne, Mike Martin (RAWtools), Jacqui Lewis, and John Janka.

Reserve your ticket today with the Early Bird Rate and save. The Early Bird rate is $249, a discount of $150 from the General Admission rate of $399. Register now:

Confirmed Speakers:

About the Revolutionary Love Conference
Middle Collegiate Church and the The Middle Project, an institute that trains leaders for a just society, offer the Revolutionary Love Conference each April for leaders working toward the Reign of God on Earth. Past conferences have addressed issues such as the power of story to train leaders, the use of artistic worship to create multiracial communities, training leaders to manage change and conflict, analyzing the dynamics of race, gender, class and power, and the connections between faith, justice and the economy. 

Revolutionary Love 2018: Complete the Dream
APril 6-8, 2018

Thank you to everyone for joining us at Revolutionary Love: Complete the Dream (April 6-8, 2018). Videos of our 2018 conference sessions are available below. A special thank you to our partners!

2018
Conference
Partners

 

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Videos (2018)


Videos (2018)


Revolutionary Love 2018: Complete the Dream
April 6-8, 2018 | New York City

 


SESSION 1

What Faith Communities MUST Do About Racism

 

Jacqui Lewis & John Janka with Debbie Almontaser and Simran Jeet Singh


SESSION 2

Moral Courage: Black Women Facing Down Racism

 

Traci Blackmon


SESSION 3

When Hope Fails: Sustaining Resistance

 

Miguel De La Torre


SESSION 4

White Supremacy: What's Love Got to Do With It?

 

Otis Moss III


Session 5

 Poverty, Policy, and Advocacy

 

Simone Campbell


Session 6

 

Puerto Rico: A Case Study

Edna Benitez, Michael Weiner, and Jonathan Soto, with Christina Fleming


Session 7

The Labor of Revolutionary Love

 

Valarie Kaur & Parker Palmer


Session 8

Race, Poverty, and a Path to Redemption

 

Ruby Sales & Jacqui Lewis


SESSION 9

A Dream Deferred: Immigration, Race, and Xenophobia

 

Stosh Cotler, angel Kyodo williams, and Sally Kohn


Session 10A

Our History and The Violence of White Supremacy

 

Brian McLaren & Mark Charles


SESSION 10B

The Economy and the American Dream

 

Joerg Rieger & David Kyuman Kim


SESSION 11

Movement Building at the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Sexuality

 

Jennifer Bailey, Micky ScottBeyJones,
Genesis Be, and Linda Sarsour


SESSION 12

Revolutionary Love: When Women Warriors Lead (#MeToo & #TimesUp)

 

Valarie Kaur, America Ferrera, & Sharon Brous


SESSION 13

Beyond the Messy Truth: Reclaiming Our Democracy

 

Van Jones


SESSION 14

Closing Keynote: A Call to Moral Revival

 

Bishop William Barber II

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Past Speakers


 April 5-7, 2019 | Middle Collegiate Church in New York City.

Past Speakers


 April 5-7, 2019 | Middle Collegiate Church in New York City.

Revolutionary Love 2018: Complete the Dream

Below is a list of speakers and performers from Revolutionary Love 2018.

A Concert for Freedom Presenters:

about ReVolutionary Love: CompLete the dream

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, our nation’s leading civil rights activists and faith leaders gather for the conference, Revolutionary Love: Complete the Dream. Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Ruby Sales, Rev. Dr. William Barber, Sister Simone Campbell, Rev. Brian McLaren, Valarie Kaur, Stosh Cotler, Rev. Traci Blackmon and Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis are among the confirmed speakers. As we seek to work against racism, poverty and militarism, we need Beloved Community and practical tools to create a more perfect union. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

 

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Schedule 2018


April 6 - 8, 2018
New York City

Schedule 2018


April 6 - 8, 2018
New York City

Revolutionary Love 2018: Complete the Dream
Friday, April 6, 12:00 pm through Sunday, April 8, 8:00 pm

The conference schedule is divided into Four Pillars—racism, economic injustice, militarism, and sexism—based on the words of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more about the pillars.


Friday, April 6:

12:00p – Registration

1:00p – Welcome and Overview: Complete the Dream
Rob Stephens

FIRST PILLAR: RACISM

1:30p – Session 1 - What Faith Communities MUST Do About Racism
Jacqui Lewis & John Janka with Debbie Almontaser and Simran Jeet Singh

2:45p Break

3:15p – Session 2 - Moral Courage: Black Women Facing Down Racism
Traci Blackmon

4:30p – Session 3 - When Hope Fails: Sustaining Resistance
Miguel De La Torre 

5:45 – Dinner (offsite) & Book Signing

7:15p – Session 4 - White Supremacy: What's Love Got to Do With It?
Otis Moss III

Saturday, April 7:

8:00a – Coffee & Registration

SECOND PILLAR: ECONOMIC INJUSTICE

8:30a – Session 5 - Poverty, Policy, and Advocacy
Simone Campbell

9:30a Break & Book Signing

9:45a – Session 6 - Puerto Rico: A Case Study
Edna Benitez, Michael Weiner, and Jonathan Soto, with Christina Fleming

10:30a – Session 7 - The Labor of Revolutionary Love
Valarie Kaur & Parker Palmer

11:15a – Break

11:30a – Session 8 - Race, Poverty, and a Path to Redemption
Ruby Sales & Jacqui Lewis

12:30p – Lunch (offsite) & Book Signing

THIRD PILLAR: MILITARISM & VIOLENCE

2:00p – Session 9 - A Dream Deferred: Immigration, Race, and Xenophobia
Stosh Cotler, angel Kyodo williams and Sally Kohn

3:30p – (2 Options)
A - Listening/Learning Conversations

Small group discussions about the issues

B - Screening of I Am MLK
Followed by Q&A with the filmmakers

5:30p – Dinner (offsite) & Book Signing 

7:00p – A Concert for Freedom
Ani DiFranco with Gracie and Rachel, Arianna Afsar, Genesis Be, Tem Blessed, Madge Dietrich, Matthew Gould, Griffin Matthews, Dionne McClain-Freeney, John-Michael Parker

Sunday, April 8:

9:00a – Coffee & Conversation

9:30a – Conference Worship Celebration
Jacqui Lewis preaching
Middle Church Choir, Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir, Mark Dendy Choreography

10:45a – Listening/Learning Circles & Brunch

11:45 Break

12:00p  – Session 10 (2 Options) -
A
– Our History and The Violence of White Supremacy

Brian McLaren & Mark Charles  

B – The Economy and the American Dream
Joerg Rieger & David Kyuman Kim

1:15p – Break

FOURTH PILLAR: SEXISM

1:30p – Session 11 - Movement Building at the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Sexuality
Jennifer Bailey, Micky ScottBeyJones, Genesis Be, and Linda Sarsour

2:45p – Session 12 - Revolutionary Love: When Women Warriors Lead (#MeToo & #TimesUp)
Valarie Kaur, America Ferrera, & Sharon Brous

4:00p – Reception

CALL TO ACTION

4:15p – Session 13 - Beyond the Messy Truth: Reclaiming Our Democracy
Van Jones

5:30p – Dinner Offsite

6:45p - Session 14 - Closing Keynote: A Call to Moral Revival
Bishop William Barber II