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About the Justice Conference
The Justice Conference is about the nature of justice. Justice as the foundation of human rights. Justice as the expression of equality. Justice as the fabric of freedom. Justice as forgiveness. Justice as reconciliation. Justice as restored relationship between the creator and the created. Justice as the very nature of God.
The Justice Conference is about the location of justice. Justice at work on Monday morning. Justice as driving to the store in the suburbs. Justice as playing soccer on the pavement in the projects. Justice as selling sugar in the slums of Kenya. Justice as brainstorming in the corporate boardroom. Justice as the small decisions made every day. Justice as the shared universal maxim.
The Justice Conference is about the work of justice. Justice as a call. Justice as a commission. Justice as vocation. Justice as worship. Justice as identity. Justice as service. Justice as sacrifice.
The Justice Conference is 2 days, 12 speakers, 50 organizations and hundreds of book titles all about the Biblical nature of justice.
February 11 + 12, 2011. Bend, Oregon.
Nicholas is the Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, and Fellow of Berkeley College at Yale University. A prolific writer with wide-ranging philosophical and theological interests, he has written books on metaphysics, aesthetics, political philosophy, epistemology and theology and philosophy of religion. Together with other philosophers Wolterstorff helped to establish the journal Faith and Philosophy and the Society of Christian Philosophers.
With tears and laughter, Shane Claiborne unveils the tragic messes we’ve made of our world and the tangible hope that another world is possible. Shane graduated from Eastern University, and did graduate work at Princeton Seminary. Shane is a founding partner of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner city Philadelphia that has helped to birth and connect radical faith communities around the world, and author of The Irresistible Revolution andJesus for President.
Marcel Serubungo is the Church Mobilization Director for World Relief Congo where his main responsibilities include conducting leadership seminars, discipleship training and reconciliation workshops that bring peace to the area by uniting pastors from different tribal groups. Born, raised and currently residing in the North Kivu Province of Eastern Congo with his wife Marie Jeanne Mwamini and their eight children (three of whom are adopted), Marcel also serves his community as a pastor at a local church.
Stephan Bauman is the Senior Vice President of Programs for World Relief where he leads approximately 2,500 staff in 20 nations. Stephan oversees programs in the health, economic, agriculture, and refugee areas. He is a Certified Public Accountant (since 1990), an ordained minister, and holds a Masters in International Development y (Johns Hopkins University), a Masters in Intercultural Studies (Wheaton College Graduate School), as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Business (University of Wisconsin).
Ken grew up all over the US and in Holland. He received a BS in Engineering from Clemson University and then went on to pursue graduate studies in California where he received a MA in Philosophy as well as a MA in Biblical Studies from Biola University. Ken planted Antioch Church in Bend, Oregon in 2006 where he serves as Lead Pastor. Highly entrepreneurial, Ken co-founded the World Relief NEXT project, which is an innovative collaboration in the Northwest serving as a research and development program with World Relief.
In 1974 Lynne married Bill Hybels, a youth pastor. A year later they started Willow Creek Community Church. Though Lynne had intended to become a social worker, she did not hesitate to commit her life to church ministry, convinced that God has given the local church a clear mandate to address the needs of “the whole person in the whole world.” For years she has been involved in Willow Creek’s ministry partnerships in under-resourced communities in Latin America and Africa. She has traveled extensively in Africa and the Middle East.
Hochschild's passion for human rights was born as a college student working on an anti-government newspaper in South Africa. Respected as a leading historian and writer, he currently teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley and has contributed numerous essays, articles and books on the narrative of human rights in history including Bury The Chains and King Leopold’s Ghost, winner of the prestigious Duff Cooper Prize.
Mike and his wife Danae live in Vancouver, B.C. with their dog, Elliott, and are both studying for their Masters of Christian Studies (MCS) degrees at Regent College. Their passions include backpacking, hiking, running, tea, growing veggies, good books, and connecting with people of all varieties. Mike serves on the board of directors for World Vision US, and the board of advisers for Kilns College. He and Danae just released a new book called Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice.
Shayne Moore (M.A., Theology) is a full-time mom and outspoken advocate in the fight against global poverty and disease. Shayne is one of the original members of the ONE Campaign, The Campaign to Make Poverty History and sits on the executive board of directors for Upendo Village, an HIV/AIDS clinic in Kenya.
Topic: Learn about ONE's Grassroots campaign against extreme poverty and ways in which you can get involved.
Matthew Soerens serves as the US Church Training Specialist for immigration issues at World Relief. He previously worked as a Board of Immigration Appeals-accredited legal counselor for World Relief DuPage near Chicago and with World Relief’s microfinance programs in Nicaragua. Matthew is the co-author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate. He is a graduate of Wheaton College.
Topic: Welcoming the Stranger; Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate
Jenny Hwang is the Director of Advocacy and Policy for the Refugee and Immigration Program at World Relief. She works with members of Congress, their staffers, and the Administration to improve refugee and immigration policy. She previously worked in the Resettlement section of World Relief as the Senior Case Manager and East Asia Program Officer focusing on advocacy for refugees in the East Asia region. She is a graduate of John Hopkins University and co-author ofWelcoming the Stranger.
Topic: Welcoming the Stranger; Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate
Linda Van Voorst graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a BA in Evangelism/ Discipleship, Communications, and Bible. She is currently the Director of Children’s Ministry at Antioch Church in Bend, OR. Her passion for helping families grow in wisdom, truth, love and compassion has led her to become the Director of Mission Kids, an innovative program based in Central Oregon that is designed to help parents raise mission-minded and compassionate children.
Topic: Mission Kids
Justin Wheeler leads LiNK's awareness department, providing vision for the grassroots and nurturing the growth of LiNK’s “Movement.” His passion and experience working in the social sector contribute to his unconventional marketing methods and revolutionary ideas. He has traveled the world speaking about the North Korea crisis, meeting with refugees in the underground to document and hear their stories, and advocating for the rights of North Koreans to government officials throughout Asia and the US.
Topic: Redefining North Korea
Danae Yankoski attended Westmont College and majored in English Literature. Danae co-authored the book Crazy Love and Forgotten God with Pastor Francis Chan, a book that calls believers into the active, radical love of Christ. She also co-authored Zealous Love: A Guide to Social Justice, which uniquely provides readers with the information, inspiration and involvement they crave to personally make a difference in the world.
Topic: Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice
Allison Schroeder has been a leader of World Relief’s Church Partnership efforts for seven years, cultivating relationships between North American churches, World Relief’s offices and local church partners in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. She obtained her Master’s degree in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University and conducted social policy research for the city of Baltimore, MD. Allison is a worship leader and is studying to become a Marriage and Family Therapist.
Topic: Christian Women in Development: Assumptions, Challenges and Opportunities
Danielle Mitchell is currently working as the Anti-Human Trafficking Program Manager for World Relief NC. In 2008 she worked as a photographer on a documentary on sex tourism in Thailand and Cambodia. Shortly after she continued her anti-human trafficking efforts as Executive Director of Triad Ladder of Hope, a non-profit dedicated to fighting slavery in the Triad of North Carolina. During this time she also worked on several anti-trafficking projects with World Relief NC.
Topic: Slavery Still Exists
Deborah Dortzbach is a nurse specialist in international public health and child health with extensive experience in community-based health assessment, program design, implementation, training, and media and material production. She has twenty years of experience in HIV/AIDS program development and leadership in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean and guided the development of eleven new country programs in Africa and Asia. She is the author of The AIDS Crisis: What We Can Do.
Topic: Scarlet Justice: Discovering God in the AIDS Crisis
Julianne Pachico was born in Cambridge, England, and grew up in Cali, Colombia, where her parents worked for an international aid organization. In 2008, she graduated from Reed College, where she studied Latin American literature. She currently lives and works in Portland, OR. In the past, she has worked for non-profits in Tijuana and Ecuador, and hopes to apply for a masters this fall. Her interests include Argentinean authors and hunting for culinary mushrooms.
Topic: Kiva Loans that Change Lives
Worship leader. Artist.
Seldom have the two labels blended as seamlessly as in the music and message of multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Evan Wickham. Described often as a unique, one-of-a-kind musical talent who consistently makes high quality creative contributions to the musical community, Evan recently released a new highly acclaimed album titled 'Above The Sky.' He and his wife Sandy reside in the surf community of Oceanside in North San Diego County, CA, with their three boys Gavin, Jadon and Hendric.
Read : www.fishers.com/evanwickham
Pre-Conference (Friday Morning & afternoon)
The pre-conference events include four breakout sessions, with three choices of speakers in each session.
Main Conference (Friday Evening and Saturday)
*To register for groups of 6+ please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Justice Conference Schedule
|Pre Conference||Friday, Feb. 11, 2011|
|Main Conference Registration Begins||Friday, Feb. 11, 2011|
|Main Conference (continued)||Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011|
Travel & Accomodations
Located in Central Oregon at the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Bend is an energetic city with a growing population of over 82,000. Majestic snow-capped peaks permeate the high-desert skyline making for some of the best weather in Oregon—think sun-drenched days and cool nights—along with endless options for plenty of play time. Skiing, snowboarding, golfing, fishing, hiking, biking and rafting are just a few of the outdoor adventures Bend offers.
The nearest commercial airport is Roberts Field in Redmond (RDM), 18 miles north of Bend. Horizon Airlines, Skywest Airlines (flying as both United Express and Delta Connection) and Allegiant Airlines provide direct service to Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Mesa, Arizona.
Tourist and Lodging Information
If you are visiting Bend from out of town for the conference, we have several rooms at the River House reserved for the conference. To book one of these rooms, click here and write "2011 Justice Conference" in the Comment Box.
For more information on the who, what and where of Bend accommodations and restaurants check outwww.visitbend.com
Nestled along the banks of the beautiful Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon, the Riverhouse offers some of the finest lodging amenities in Central Oregon. Their state-of-the-art convention center includes the first floor ballroom, which will house the main sessions for the Justice Conference. The lower floor (right along the river), offers an additional space where you can peruse over 20 different vendors focused on work with justice, human rights and missions. There is also a large lobby at the front of the center featuring a waterfall, fireplace and local artwork where you can relax between sessions.