Cornel West has been featured in over 25 documentaries and films and written 19 books, best known for his classic Race Matters. He has a passion to communicate to a variety of audiences 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.
Live Justice Together.
Our vision is to serve the discovery of ideas, celebrate the beauty of justice, and foster a community of people who live justice together. Now, more than ever, people of faith need to come together to wrestle with the injustice in our world. This is the time. This is the place.
For 17 years Louie, and his wife Shelley, has been touring the Passion Conference, uniting college-aged people around the globe. He recently helped start the END IT Movement, raising awareness and funding for non-profits unified to stop modern-day slavery. He also pastors Passion City Church in Atlanta.
New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does, attorney and adjunct professor at Pepperdine Uni. He is founder of the non-profit organization Restore International which works for freedom and human rights for children in places like Somalia, and Iraq. Bob also serves as the Hon. Consul for the Republic of Uganda.
Lynne Hybels is an author and advocate for global engagement. She established a fundraising campaign for victims of war in the DRC, seeks to promote & encourage reconciliation efforts between Israelis and Palestinians, and wrote Nice Girls Don't Change the World. In 1975, Lynne and her husband, Bill, started Willow Creek Community Church.
Jenny Yang is the Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief, providing oversight for all advocacy initiatives and policy positions. She is co-author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate and was recently named as “50 Women to Watch” by Christianity Today.
David M. Bailey is the founder and director of Arrabon, a ministry that provides cultural training and worship resources for reconciling Christian communities. He is the author of Arrabon: Learning Reconciliation through Community and Worship Music and the producer of the Urban Doxology project. David and his wife Joy live in Richmond, VA.
Austin C Brown serves as a Resident Director and Multicultural Liaison for Calvin College. She writes about racial reconciliation on her blog austinchanning.com and is a regular contributor to Todays Christian Woman.
Louis grew up in East St Louis, Illinois. A gifted student, his life took a 180 degree turn at 15, when his father was murdered. The street life led to a double life sentence in prison, where he found Christ & was paroled after 15 years. Louis is the Illinois’ Regional Director at Set Free Ministries & has a personal mission to help children stay out of prison.
The Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero is a powerful voice on issues that affect Latino evangelical communities in the US. His leadership offers an important voice for growing diversity and changing demographics. His writing is featured in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and Time magazine, as well as CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist. He has met frequently with high level government leaders on issues of immigration, education, poverty, and criminal justice, & serves on President Obama's initiative My Brother's Keeper focused on mentoring and educating young boys and men of color.
Ann Voskamp is author of 60 week New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts, the royalties from which have been given away through charities around the world. Named by Christianity Today as one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today, Ann is mother to half a dozen children, wife to a farmer, and a global advocate for Compassion International.
Jonathan Merritt is an award-winning religion writer serving as senior columnist for Religion News Service and contributing editor for The Week. He has published more than 1500 articles with USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic, and has been interviewed by CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, and The New York Times. Jonathan is the author of numerous books including critically-acclaimed ‘Jesus is Better Than You Imagined’.
Esther Havens is a humanitarian photographer having worked on social-awareness campaigns with charity: water, TOMS Shoes, Warby Parker and The Adventure Project. Her images compel thought and challenge action. She has traveled to over 50 nations in the last 10 years and was recently selected by Christianity Today Magazine as one of the 33 under 33 Christian leaders shaping the next generation of our faith.
Rev. Neichelle Guidry serves as the Liaison to Worship and Arts Ministries at Trinity United Church of Christ on the South side of Chicago. She is the creator of shepreaches, a virtual community and professional development organization that aspires to uplift African-American millennial women in ministry. She is a Doctor of Philosophy candidate in Liturgical Studies & was recently listed as one of “12 New Faces of Black Leadership” in TIME Magazine (January 2015).
Pastor Mike has been active in ministry for over 20 years, he serves as Lead Pastor at The Way Christian Center in West Berkeley, is the National Director for the LIVE FREE Campaign with the PICO National Network, committed to addressing gun violence and mass incarceration of young people of color. He has served on local and national task forces with the White House and Department of Justice regarding gun violence prevention, boys and men of color and police-community relationships. He is a regular guest on MSNBC, CNN and Al-Jazeera programs providing commentary for issues related to faith and racial justice.
The complimentary ideas of Justice and the Arts have long been Mark's focus, and he has had a key strategic involvement with various church media organizations and ministries around the world. Mark is a strategic thinker & cultural innovator with nearly two decades spent honing his craft of storytelling, implementing vision and leading highly capable teams, and has recently moved to Chicago with his family to take on leadership, vision and curation of The JUSTICE Conference.
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.
Raised in the hip-hop culture of Long Beach, California. Micah 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.
There is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.Martin luther king jr
Local simulcast venues will participate in The JUSTICE CONFERENCE on June 6, 2015 (a One-Day Event). Local Host Sites across North America will host the live simulcast from Chicago in addition to featuring dynamic local speakers.
Justice speaks to the nature of God's heart and character, and it also speaks to who we are, and how we act as human beings