I had a chance to tour The Orpheum Theatre this week. The Orpheum, which was built in the 20s, has been in over 50 movies. I can’t think of a cooler venue for The Justice Conference 2014 and talking about the story of justice.
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The first ever regional conference of The Justice Conference kicks off at the end of this week in Hong Kong.
I’m humbled and amazed to see how the conference story and impact continues to grow and spread.
See you in Hong Kong?
Below is the final panel discussion from this year’s conference in Philly.
It is an intriguing question we thought would be aptly answered by John Perkins, the storied civil right leader and founder of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), Stephan Bauman of World Relief and Lisa Sharon Harper at Sojourners.
It is worth it alone for the exhortation and prayer at the end by Dr. Perkins.
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Check out the piece on Rosa Parks titled, “An Unlikely Candidate,” Micah Bournes performed at this year’s conference the opening night immediately following my session.
One of my new all time favorites and it captured so beautifully one of the themes of the conference: justice is less about being a hero, more about being faithful.
The main conference videos are FREE of The Justice Conference 2013 in Philly last month.
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Here’s a montage of pictures someone assembled of The Justice Conference from this past weekend in Philly!
I’m already looking forward to next year.
For those of you wondering – here’s where The Justice Conference will be in 2014!
Here’s one of my favorite pictures from The Justice Conference – our tag #justice2013 trending #1 on Twitter!
Here are a few pictures the team took on Day 1 of The Justice Conference 2013 in Philly.
Day 2 begins now!
We are in full swing for preparation for The Justice Conference 2013 in Philly.
I recently found a prayer I wrote for the very first conference back in 2011 in Bend, Oregon. It is so cool to think of all the things that have happened with The Justice Conference since our first year!
Here’s what I prayed as 1,000 people stood and read the prayer with me:
God – lead us this weekend to hear the cry of the vulnerable and oppressed
Lead us to care for the weak and needy
Lead us to see others as brothers and sisters
Help us appreciate goodness, to love simply and not hide hypocrisy with rhetoric
Let us embrace justice and mercy
Grant us humility
Supply us with enough faith to give our lives away
And bless us with strength when we grow weary
LORD, let the knowledge of your love;
Fuel our commitment
Inform our passions
Stir our gratitude
And help us transform the world
For you and your Glory – Amen.
I’m excited for The Justice Conference 2013 coming up February 22+23 in Philly.
The conference is one of those amazing things driven by a social movement of students, advocates and justice seekers – not to mention HUNDREDS of volunteers doing everything from driving speakers, assembling registration bags, calling exhibitors, putting up posters and more.
Amidst all of that, there are the thirty or so adults and dozen or more kids who helped finalize the custom painting on this year’s Program Books.
Check out the screen grab below!