The year comes to an end, and the news is firm: Donald J. Trump will be the next president of these United States of America. No matter the lever we pulled in the voting booth, we know this: A radical shift in our national narrative lies ahead. The questions before us are these: What is the story we believe in? How do we create the world about which we dream?
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.
- William J. Barber, architect of the Moral Mondays Movement, and Director of Repairers of the Breach Foundation
- Brian D. McLaren, activist and networker among innovative faith leaders, and author of A New Kind of Christianity, A Generous Orthodoxy, and The Great Spiritual Migration.
- Valarie Kaur, civil rights lawyer, Sikh activist, and filmmaker who uses storytelling for social chang
- Miguel De La Torre, author of Liberating Sexuality: Justice Between the Sheets and The U.S. Immigration Crisis: Toward an Ethics of Plac
- Lucia McBath, activist for gun violence prevention, and mother of Jordan Davis, who was gunned down at a convenience store over a confrontation about loud music.
- 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.
- Traci Blackmon, pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ, acting executive director of UCC Justice and Witness Ministries, and nationally recognized as a prominent voice for social change after Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, just miles from her church.
- 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