Best-Selling Author & Speaker
Bob Goff is the New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does, as well as an attorney, adjunct professor & founder of nonprofit human rights organization Restore International. Bob also serves as the Hon. Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States.
Scholar, Activist, Servant & Lover of Music
Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual and has appeared on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN, C-Span and PBS, and has been featured in over 25 documentaries and films. He has written 19 books, best known for his classic Race Matters.
Cornel West has a passion to communicate to a vast variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.
Co-Founder of Willow Creek Community Church & Advocate for Global Engagement
Lynne has been an active volunteer at Willow Creek Community Church since starting it with her husband Bill in 1975, as well as engaging in ministry partnerships in under-resourced communities in Latin America and Africa.
Hailing from the small coastal town of Bangor in Northern Ireland, the Collective developed organically, outside of the influence of the music industry and CCM culture, as a self-described “group of confused twenty-somethings trying to figure out faith, life, God and community.”
Musician, Poet & Speaker
Micah Bournes was raised in the hip hop culture of Long Beach, California. He received his bachelor of arts degree in media communications from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. During college, he began writing and performing music and poetry. His rhythmic roots and theological training unite to birth a unique brand of creative truth-telling.
Pastor, Writer, Visionary
Eugene Cho is the founder and Lead Pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington – as well as founder/visionary of One Day’s Wages(ODW) – a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.
Eugene has recently released his first book, Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?
Pastor, Passion City Church; Founder of the Passion Movement
For 17 years Louie Giglio has been touring the Passion Conference which unites college-aged people around the globe. Louie recently helped start the END IT Movement which is raising awareness and funding for non-profits unified to stop modern-day slavery.
David Crowder has been writing music for the church for nearly 20 years. Embarking on a solo career in 2012, he released his first solo album Neon Steeple in May 2014. His songs have topped billboard charts and been sung by millions around the world and his lyrical integrity and musical genius have pulled a generation into deeper worship.
The JUSTICE Conference is one of the largest; Biblical and Social Justice Conferences – featuring World-Class Guests and Artists.
Movements of Justice require Community - The JUSTICE Conference draws together a diverse Faith and Justice Community and has emerged as a premier gathering for Christian; Leaders, Practitioners, Students and Learners from all over the world.
The Voices of Justice - Each year The JUSTICE Conference invites World-Class Visionaries, Thought Leaders and Justice Practitioners, as well as Emerging Leaders and Artists - an eclectic mix of Activists, Worshippers and Artists.
The JUSTICEConference is a Significant Leadership Platform for the Faith and Justice Community. It plays an important role in the of framing of a Biblical and Social Justice Dialogue that is focused on what it means to: Live Justice Together. This conference is both An Influential Gathering and A Powerful, Movement-Building Catalyst.
Introducing the Inaugural Pre-Conference “Intensive Program” for The JUSTICE Conference.
The 2015 Pre-Conference Intensive Program features two interactive learning tracks, both are curated to provide high-calibre and in-depth exploration of core Biblical and Social Justice issues, but each track provides distinct experiential and collaborative learning outcomes.
Pre-Conference - Advocacy Track - The Advocacy Track (on-site) is designed around a Learn and Share format - participants have the opportunity to select from three Justice Streams:
- Global Poverty
- Race and Reconciliation
- Faith and Peace
Note: Limited Availability
Pre-Conference - Activism Track - The Activism Track (off-site) is designed around a Come and See format - participants have the opportunity to visit different Community Engagement and Justice Projects around the city of Chicago.
Note: Limited Availability
In choosing Chicago as our new ‘Home’, The JUSTICE Conference has been intentional in selecting a Diverse and Multicultural city. Chicago is at the forefront of both historic and active Justice Issues, as well as having a vibrant culture of Creativity and The Arts, and is also home to many dynamic Christian Leaders.
It doesn’t get much better than Summer in Chicago, and we believe this will be the best JUSTICE Conference yet. So, we are very excited to invite you to experience The JUSTICE Conference 2015 and also be immersed in the magnificent City of Chicago.
Our 2015 JUSTICE Conference Venue is the Beautiful and Historic - Auditorium Theatre.
The theatre was completed in 1889 and has been the stage to many iconic theatre shows, performances and concerts. Having undergone a multimillion dollar restoration, The Auditorium Theatre is once again a spectacular venue and we believe will be a fitting environment for the JUSTICE Conference.
The City of Chicago, The Auditorium Theatre and The JUSTICE Conference will be a powerful combination. With this fabulous city as the backdrop, we look forward to hosting you for what will be a significant conversation, on what it means to: Live Justice Together.
Renaissance Blackstone Chicago
636 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Rate: $229 (discount of $39 off)
Includes: complimentary Wi-Fi and fitness center
Possible upgrades and Lakeview rooms available
Congress Plaza Hotel
520 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Contact: Jacqueline Warda email@example.com
Rate: $179 (King) - $179 (Double)
Limited availability at this price
Hostelling International Chicago
24 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605
Book online with code "JSTS"
Contact: Rey Matos, FrontDesk.Chicago@hiusa.org
Economy dorms: 30 beds available - $32weekday/$34weekend
10-bedded dorm with shared hall bath
Standard dorm: 100 beds available - $36/$38
8-bedded dorm with en suite bath
Premium dorm: 50 beds available - $38/$40
2 bedrooms with 4 beds each/bathroom and kitchenette)
Semi-private room: 20 rooms available - $99/$109
Double bed with single bed bunked above, with shared hall bath