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The peace movement called Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace led to the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2005, making Liberia the first African nation with a female president. To learn how your faith community can screen this extraordinary film, click here.
Posted March 17, 2010 | 22 Comments
Religious Leader: The Rev. Kanyere Eaton
The Rev. Kanyere Eaton is Pastor of Fellowship Covenant Church, an Evangelical church in the Bronx, speaking at Auburn Seminary's 2012 Lives of Commitment Awards Benefit Breakfast. Rev. Eaton speaks about the legacy of women leaders often times pouring themselves into causes for social change while neglecting their own self-care, and the mandate contemporary leaders have to change that trend. Rev. Eaton's words reflect the founding principles of Auburn Seminary's Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle, which seeks to advance self-care among black women faith leaders to enhance their effectiveness for activist leadership and ministry. Click here to find out more about the bold women leaders and next generation activists who are to be honored at this year's Lives of Commitment Awards Benefit Breakfast to be held on May 1, 2013; and learn more about the Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle and the Transformational Leaders Fellowship Program 2013 pilot cohort here.
Posted February 22, 2013 | 0 Comment
Ari Wallach, social innovation expert, futurist and co-founder of The Great Schlep. Ari discusses the impact the very architecture of the
internet is having on our expectations of organizations (and religion specifically). The talk ends with Ari imagining what a revitalized
mission focused faith could look like in this new structural reality and how it could guide us to help and repair the world.
Groundswell, a new multifaith movement for justice and social action, launched on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 with the panel, “Out of the
Shadows of 9/11: Millennials, Moral Vision, and the Global Groundswell."
Live streamed from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC, Auburn hosted the discussion as a 2011 Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture.
Posted June 29, 2012 | 36 Comments
Religious Leader: Sister Simone Campbell
As the Democratic and Republican summer conventions approach, the conversation about religious liberty has never been more fierce. Catholic Nun Sister Simone Campbell is an organizer of the Nuns on the Bus which is a cross-country bus tour of sisters sponsored by NETWORK, to promote attention to social justice and to protest the House Republican budget that drastically cuts safety net programs and disproportionately targets the poor. Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, spoke outside of Ryan's office in Janesville, Wis., following a meeting with his staff. Follow the Nuns on the Bus by clicking here.
Posted June 25, 2012 | 2 Comments
Religious Leader: The Rev. Michael Ellick
Reverend Michael Ellick responds at Auburn's Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture Series: How Do We Create a Just Economy?, Thursday, May 17th. It’s clear from the headlines this election season, that a groundswell of Americans don't want an economy that's just business as usual. That we aspire to have an economy that is fair, transparent, and accountable to all. Join the Groundswell of support by clicking here.
Posted May 24, 2012 | 6 Comments
The Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture Series 2012 Highlights
The greatest political debates of our time – whether immigration, taxes, or women’s health care – are won by whoever defines define the moral terms of the debate. In this segment from The Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture Series, Jeffrey Stout, Professor of Religion at Princeton University, explores how, in a season of global instability and financial unrest, individuals of religious and moral commitments can stand for an economy that works for all of us. Professor Stout is joined by panelists Rev. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ; Rev. Michael Ellick, Minister, Judson Memorial Church; Valarie Kaur, Director, Groundswell; and moderator Rev. J. C. Austin, Director, Center for Christian Leadership, Auburn Seminary.
Posted May 21, 2012 | 0 Comment
Religious Leader: Rev Otis Moss, III
Reverend Dr. Otis Moss III is a voice to stop racism in a sermon that has gone viral. Click here to learn more about his invisible racism campaign and how the church community and the interfaith community must speak to the "empty chair" and what it represents. The "empty chair" represents invisible racism and voter suppression in America.
Rev. Moss is just one of the participants of Auburn's FaithSource. FaithSource is a platform that connects diverse voices of faith to the media. FaithSource is comprised of faith leaders, or leaders who have a strong connection to their faith-based values. Nearly 40 high-profile thought leaders, scholars, celebrities, clergy, advocates, writers and experts have come together under the banner of FaithSource – ready, willing and able to speak out on the key issues of the day. Click here to see who is in FaithSource.
Posted May 20, 2012 | 12 Comments
Lives of Commitment 2012 Highlights
More than 500 gathered to celebrate the Auburn Lives of Commitment Honorees for 2012 including Cecile Richards, Rev. Kanyere Eaton, Rabbi Sharon Brous and Cecilia Boone. Learn more about Auburn's commitment to women's leadership by clicking here.
Posted May 6, 2012 | 0 Comment
Religious Leader: Cecile Richards
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards was celebrated at Auburn Lives of Commitment, where more than 500 gathered to honore women who bridge religious divides, build community, and pursue justice. Learn more about Auburn's commitment to women's leadership and see highlight's of Lives of Commitment by clicking here.
Posted May 5, 2012 | 29 Comments
Religious Leader: Kanyere Eaton
Rev. Kanyere Eaton was celebrated at Auburn Lives of Commitment, where more than 500 gathered to honore women who bridge religious divides, build community, and pursue justice. Learn more about Auburn's commitment to women's leadership by clicking here and see highlight's of Lives of Commitment by clicking here.
Posted May 5, 2012 | 61 Comments