Religious Leaders

Years in the making, the uprising in Egypt began with a Facebook page and grew into a revolution. The media has turned to many voices during the past two weeks and Auburn recognizes Egyptian journalist and Muslim Mona Eltahawy for her thoughtful analysis. This clip from CNN shows Eltahawy urging for stronger media responsibility in their coverage of the uprising. To learn more about the powerful intersection between religion and social change, click here for Auburn resources.  


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Posted February 09, 2011 | 6 Comments

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Religious Leader: Rabbi Sharon Brous

Founder of IKAR, a Jewish spiritual community that stands at the intersection of spirituality and social justice, Sharon is one of the Auburn Honorees for May 2nds Lives of Commitment Breakfast. This Wednesday, join us for Lives of Commitment by clicking here and be inspired by these amazing women of change. Auburn Seminary’s 16th Annual Lives of Commitment Awards Benefit Breakfast is honoring women who bridge religious divides, build community, and pursue justice and click here for ticket information.   

Posted April 20, 2012 | 24 Comments
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Religious Leader: Rev. Kanyere Eaton

Pastor of Fellowship Covenant Church, an Evangelical church in the Bronx and previously the Executive Director of The Sister Fund. Kanyere is one of the Auburn Honorees for May 2nds Lives of Commitment Breakfast. Join us for Lives of Commitment by clicking here and be inspired by these amazing women of change. Auburn Seminary’s 16th Annual Lives of Commitment Awards Benefit Breakfast is honoring women who bridge religious divides, build community, and pursue justice and click here for ticket information.  

Posted April 6, 2012 | 3 Comments
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Religious Leader: All the faith leaders who gathered to stop sex trafficking

On March 29, faith leaders including The Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson and Valarie Kaur, Director of Groundswell, gathered in New York City to hand-deliver nearly 250,000 petition signatures demanding that Village Voice Media cease running advertisements in the Adult section of its Web site Backpage.com that others have used to sell and buy minors for sex. Join the Groundswell of Responsibility campaign by clicking here

Posted March 31, 2012 | 381 Comments
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