Values in Action 2018

On Saturday, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Murfreesboro, TN served as a satellite location for the Values in Action 2018 conference sponsored by the Trinity Institute in New York City. The church charged on $20, which included a continental breakfast and catered lunch. The speakers included:

  • Most Rev. Michael B. Curry: Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church since 2015, first African American presiding bishop.
  • Michelle Alexander: civil rights lawyer, advocate, legal scholar, and best-selling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.
  • Pádraig Ó Tuama: poet and theologian based in Belfast, Ireland. Teaches religion, storytelling, and conflict transformation.
  • Rev. Elizabeth M. Edman: Episcopal priest, political strategist, and author of Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity.
  • Jose Antonio Vargas: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker and founder of Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America.
  • Deirdre Good:  Theologian in Residence at Trinity Church Wall Street, formerly served as Academic Dean at General Theological Seminary and Interim Associate Academic Dean at Drew Theological School.
  • Adnan A. Zulfiqar: legal scholar, educator, strategist, Assistant Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School, a Truman National Security Fellow, and a member of the Urbane Development Collaborative.
  • Rabbi Andrea L. Weiss, PhD: Associate Professor of Bible at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and Campaign Coordinator for “American Values Religious Voices: 100 Days. 100 Letters.”
  • Rev. Winnie Varghese: Priest and Director of Justice and Reconciliation at Trinity Church Wall Street.
  • The Rev. Dr. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones: Priest & Director for Core Values & Latin America & Caribbean Relations at Trinity Church Wall Street.

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