Join us for our 2017 Fall Event “Do Justice: Engaging the Future with Hope.” The event will be September 29 at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis (One College Park Drive, Saint Louis, Mo. 63141-8698). Plenary Session speakers will be Shane Claiborne and Starsky Wilson. Breakout sessions will include sessions by David Gerth of Metropolitan Congregations United, Cassandra Gould of Missouri Faith Voices, and Bruce Gentry on International Student Ministry. Dinner, which will feature BBQ from Pappy’s Smokehouse, begins at 5:00 p.m.; it is free for students and $10 for everyone else.
Starsky Wilson is a pastor, philanthropist, and activist pursuing God’s vision of community marked by justice, peace, and love. He is pastor of Saint John’s Church (The Beloved Community), president & CEO of Deaconess Foundation, and former leader of the Ferguson Commission. Wilson has led activism on a myriad issues, including youth violence prevention, Medicaid expansion, public school accreditation, voter mobilization, capping payday lending, and raising the minimum wage.
Shane Claiborne is a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia. He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living “as if Jesus meant the things he said.” Shane is a champion for grace which has led him to jail advocating for the homeless, and to places like Iraq and Afghanistan to stand against war. And now grace fuels his passion to end the death penalty.
SCHEDULE (all events in Pillsbury Chapel: One College Park Drive, Saint Louis, Mo. 63141-8698)
1:00 p.m. Registration & Exhibits Open
2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions 1
3:00 p.m. Break & Fellowship
3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions 2
4:30 p.m. Break & Fellowship
5:00 p.m. BBQ Meal
6:00 p.m: Plenary Session with Starsky Wilson & Shane Claiborne