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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.

Dr. Cornel West

Scholar, Activist, Servant & Lover of Music

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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.

Louie Giglio

Pastor of Passion City Church. Founder of the Passion Movement

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Founder and Lead Pastor of Quest Church in Seattle. He is also the founder of One Day’s Wages, a grassroots movement 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?

Eugene Cho

Pastor, Writer, Visionary

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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.

Bob Goff

Best-Selling Author & Speaker

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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.

Lynne Hybels

Co-Founder of Willow Creek Community

Church & Advocate for Global Engagement

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Stephan Bauman is the President and CEO of World Relief. He is a poet, the author of Possible: A Blueprint for Changing How We Change the World, an ordained minister and a Certified Public Accountant. Stephan and his wife, Belinda, live near Washington D.C. with their two sons, Joshua and Caleb.

StephAn Bauman

President and CEO of World Relief

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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.

Jenny Yang

Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief

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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.

David Bailey

Founder and director of Arrabon

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Amena Brown’s words excite, ignite and inspire. Her book, Breaking Old Rhythms: Answering the Call of a Creative God, explores how different experiences such as deejaying or practicing improv can teach us about our life’s rhythm and the rhythm of God.

Amena Brown

Poet, Speaker & Author

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Ken is the founder of The Justice Conference, president of Kilns College and the author of Pursuing Justice and, newly released, The Grand Paradox.

Ken Wytsma

Teacher, Entrepreneur, Author

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Austin C Brown serves as a Resident Director and Multicultural Liaison for Calvin College. She writes about racial reconciliation on her blog and is a regular contributor to Todays Christian Woman.

Austin Channing Brown

Racial Reconciler

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Called the Gil-Scott Heron of this generation by Cornel West, Malcolm is deeply interested in working on ways to improve the national education system, utilizing his passionate performances as words of encouragement for next generations to tell their stories.

Malcolm London

Chicago Poet, Activist & Educator

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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.

Louis Dooley

Illinois Regional Director, Set Free Ministries  

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Shauna Niequist is the author of four books, including Bread & Wine & Savor. She lives just outside Chicago & her three great loves are her family, dinner parties, and books. She believes that vulnerable storytelling, hard laughter, and cold pizza for breakfast can cure almost anything.

Shauna Niequist

Author, Blogger & Speaker

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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.

Gabriel Salguero

President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition

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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.

Ann Voskamp

Author, Blogger, Farmers Wife

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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’.

Jonathan Merritt

Columnist and Author

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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.

Esther Havens

Humanitarian Photographer

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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.



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Hailing from the small coastal town of Bangor in Northern Ireland, the Rend Collective developed organically, outside of the influence of the music industry and CCM culture, as a self-described “group of confused twenty-something’s trying to figure out faith, life, God and community.”

Rend Collective


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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.

Micah Bournes

Musician, Poet & Speaker

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


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Chicago is our new home. This magnificient city has both a historic and current focus on justice issues. We love Chicago’s vibrant multiethnic culture of creativity, innovative thinking, and precedent for deploying dynamic Christian leaders. Plus, it doesn’t get much better than Chicago in June.
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The Auditorium Theatre is one of America’s great venues. The theater was completed in 1889 and has hosted countless iconic theatrical shows, historic appearances, and concerts. Having undergone a multimillion dollar restoration, the Auditorium Theatre is once again a spectacular venue and we believe is the perfect space for The JUSTICE CONFERENCE
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PLUS: local simulcast venues

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.