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Revolutionary Love 2017


Disruptive Ethics to Dismantle Racism

April 28-30, 2017

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Revolutionary Love 2017


Disruptive Ethics to Dismantle Racism

April 28-30, 2017

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Revolutionary Love: Disruptive Ethics to Dismantle Racism

Now is the time for leaders—ethical leaders—to lead. Leaders who feel called and equipped to make America well, to make America just, to make America safe for all of those who are on the margins. Leaders impassioned to work for a healed and whole nation that is a faithful global neighbor. Join us as we strategize across generations at Revolutionary Love: Disruptive Ethics to Dismantle Racism at Middle Church in NYC, April 28–30, 2017.

 
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Register


Grieve. Organize. Act.

Join us in New York City at Middle Church on
April 28-30, 2017 for tools, tactics, and truth-telling to dismantle racism.

Join the movement for Revolutionary Love, repairing the breach and restoring hope.

⇩ REGISTER NOW ⇩

Register


Grieve. Organize. Act.

Join us in New York City at Middle Church on
April 28-30, 2017 for tools, tactics, and truth-telling to dismantle racism.

Join the movement for Revolutionary Love, repairing the breach and restoring hope.

⇩ REGISTER NOW ⇩

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Speakers


Speakers



Macky Alston, senior vice president for strategy and growth at Auburn, where he works to equip faith leaders to stand for justice through the media.

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Jennifer Bailey, founder and Executive Director of Faith Matters Networks, public theologian in the multifaith movement for justice, and elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.


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William J. Barber, architect of the Moral Mondays Movement, and President of Repairers of the Breach, Inc.

Genesis Be, artist and activist, founder of youth-empowerment campaign Strive Till I Rise, and graduate of the NYU Clive Davis Institude of Recorded Music.


Traci Blackmon, a pastor near Ferguson, Missouri, acting executive director of UCC Justice and Witness ministries, and prominent voice for social change.

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Joanne Braxton, David B. Larson Fellow in Spirituality and Health at the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center, activist, poet, author, and ordained minister.


Michael Crumpler, LGBTQ and Intercultural Programs Manager for the Unitarian Universalist Association, organizer, pastor, advocate.

Miguel De La Torre, author of Liberating Sexuality: Justice Between the Sheets and The U.S. Immigration Crisis: Toward an Ethics of Place.


Bryan Epps, social strategist and community lover, Newark native, founding board chair of People's Prep High School and advisory board chair of HMI:NJ.

Anurag Gupta, founder and CEO of Be More, licensed attorney, academic researcher, expert in mindfulness and the eradication of bias.


Mickey ScottBey Jones, womanist contemplative activist, nonviolent organizer, writer, and Director of Healing Justice with Faith Matters Network.

Robert P. Jones, founding CEO of Public Religion Research Institutde, commentator on religion and politics, and author of The End of White Christian America.


Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminar, prolific scholar in the fields of theology, religion, globalization, and gender studies.

Valarie Kaur, civil rights lawyer, Sikh activist, and filmmaker who uses storytelling for social change.


Shaun King, writer, civil rights activist, organizer of The Injustice Boycott.

Jacqui Lewis, Senior Minister of Middle Collegiate Church and the author of The Power of Stories: A Guide for leaders of multi-cultural, multi-racial congregations.


Brian McLaren, activist and networker among innovative faith leaders, and author of A New Kind of Christianity, A Generous Orthodoxy, and The Great Spiritual Migration.

Darnell Moore, activist, Senior Correspondent at MicNews, and writer-in-residence at the Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice at Columbia University.


Bill Moyers, Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist for more than four decades and producer of new documentary, RIKERS.

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Rebecca Parker, former president of the Unitarian Universalist Starr King School for the Ministry and co-author of Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us.


Zainab Salbi, an Iraqi American author, activist, media commentator, and the founder and former CEO of Washington-based Women for Women International.

Eboni Marshall Turman, author, ordained minister, public theologian, and Assistant Professor of Theology and African American Religion at Yale University Divinity School. 


Traci West, author of Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women's Lives Matter and scholar-activist who teaches ethics and African American Studies at Drew University Theological School.

BETTY, activist pop rock band whose work—including the theme song for Showtime Television's The L Word—fiercely represents the group's belief in equal rights and feminism

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Schedule


April 28-30
New York City

Schedule


April 28-30
New York City

Revolutionary Love: Disruptive Ethics to Dismantle Racism
Friday, April 28, 12:00 pm through Sunday, April 30, 8:00 pm


Friday, April 28:

12:00p – Registration and Revolutionary Love/L2O Signups

1:00p – Introduction: The Call to Revolutionary Love
Valarie Kaur and Jacqui Lewis

1:45p – Session 1: Where are we? What is needed now?
Serene Jones, Robert P. Jones, Eboni Marshall Turman, and Anurag Gupta

3:45p – Revolutionary Love/L2O Break

4:15p – Learning/Listening Circle

5:30p – Dinner Break

7:00p – Session 2: Hearing the Call to Love Neighbor
Brian McLaren, Traci C. West, and more

8:30p – Break

9:00p – Pub Theology
Jacqui Lewis, Valarie Kaur, and Jim Keat

 

Saturday, April 29:

8:00a – Coffee and Registration/Centering
Allison Mickelson

8:30a – Session 3: Solidarity in the Flesh: Tools and Tactics
Traci Blackmon, Rebecca Parker, Yara Allen, and Darnell Moore

10:30a – Revolutionary Love/L2O Break

11:00a – Session 4: Revolutionary Love: Confronting Opponents? 
Miguel De La Torre, Joanne Braxton, Zainab Salbi, and Bryan Epps

1:00p – Lunch

2:15p – Session 5: Confronting Opponents with Love—Tools and Tactics
Valarie Kaur, Macky Alston, and Micky ScottBey Jones

4:15p – Revolutionary Love/L2O Break

4:45p – Listening/Learning Circles

6:00p – Dinner Break

7:30p – Art for the Movement: RIKERS Film Screening
Bill Moyers


 

Sunday, April 30:

9:00a – Coffee and Conversation

9:30a – Celebration! Worship A
Jacqui Lewis preaching
Middle Church Choir, Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir, and Genesis Be

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9:30a – Listening/Learning Circles

10:45a – Break

11:15a – Celebration! Worship B
Jacqui Lewis preaching
Middle Church Choir, Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir, Genesis Be

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11:15a – Listening/Learning Circles

12:45p – Lunch

2:00p – Session 6: The Ethics of Disruption
Genesis Be, Shaun King

3:30p – Revolutionary Love/L2O Break

4:00p – Session 7: Prophetic Resistance: Love of Self as Revolution
Jennifer Bailey, Dana Flynn, Michael J. Crumpler

5:30p – Reception

6:30p – Closing Keynote and Worship
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II preaching
Yara Allen and BETTY