Covenant Justice Coalition
"Organizing for Action"
Building the Twenty-First Century Biblical Coalition
October 20-21, 2017
at New York Covenant Church
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The Covenant Justice Coalition Conference is an insightful
litany of panel discussions with the sole goal of
educating and training our community on issues of
justice. We believe that it is the responsibility of our
citizenship through corporations, governments,
courts, communities and most of all the Church to
live out justice for the poor and the oppressed
wherever we are present. To that end, every
conference session is a practical and personal call to
actions of justice.
Some of this year's speakers:
Prof. Obery Hendricks "The Politics of Jesus" (Doubleday), Columbia University, New York Theological Seminary
Prof. Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom, North Park Seminary
Prof. Stanley John, Alliance Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. Michael Carrion, Pastor/Founder Promiseland Covenant Church, Executive Board National Latino Evangelical Coalition
See our website at covjustice.org
In 2014 Dr. James Cone was our inaugural keynote speaker and set the context for the Justice Conference. By sharing reflections from his book, “The Cross and the Lynching Tree,” Cone reminded conference attendees of the role of the church in the lives of the oppressed and suffering. The plenary sessions included the role of the church in inequities in the courts and school systems and how economic development can be a vital tool in fighting injustices. The sessions also examined how the church can be most effective in mobilizing others towards justice.
In 2015, the conference turned to inequities in school systems. Led by Judith Brown Dianis, Co-Director of the Advancement Project, which is a leading civil rights organization, the conference focused on the school to prison pipeline. Participants heard from educators, practitioners and judges about innovative strategies to address the harsh policies and practices used in schools across the country. These practices have resulted in the criminalization of our youth and placed many children of color in the criminal justice
system for minor offenses.