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.
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). Over 20 Local Host Sites across North America will host the live simulcast from Chicago in addition to featuring dynamic local speakers.