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Conscience & Justice Council

Freedom and Equality Conference 2018

Date & Location: September 13-16, 2018. Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017.

Description: The Conscience and Justice Council (CJC) is comprised of the regional PARL Directors, and the regional representation of the North Pacific Union and Pacific Union Conferences. The Conscience and Justice Council: Freedom and Equality Conference goal is to equip church leaders by training and challenging them in the areas of Bible prophecy, freedom of conscience and social justice.

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Friday, September 14, 2018 (10:00 am-11:00 am)
Bridging the Movements: From Baby Boomers to Millennials – Roger Hernandez

Prophecy through Daniel – Dedrick Blue, Dean of Theology, Oakwood University

The Emasculation of Minority Males – Omowale Luthuli-Allen (invited), Community Engagement Coordinator, My Brother’s Keeper and Charles Savage, Executive Director, Fifth Ward Enrichment Program, Inc.

Friday, September 14, 2018 (11:15 am-12:15 pm)
Engaging Your Community – Debbie Allen, Community Organizer, City of Houston and Charles Savage, Executive Director, Fifth Ward Enrichment Program, Inc.

Prophecy and the Unveiling – Dedrick Blue, Dean of Theology, Oakwood University

Voting Rights in 2018: What’s New? What’s Changed? – Leslie Malachi Watson, Director, African American Ministries Leadership Council, People for American Way

Friday, September 14, 2018 (2:15 pm-3:15 PM)
Discrimination through Mass Incarceration – Marvin Pierre (invited), Executive Director, 8 Million Stories; Jerry Wallace, Jr., Director, Minority Male Recruitment, University of Houston; Brittany White, Live Free Campaign Director, Faith in Texas

Secular of Spiritual: The Politics Behind Immigration – Elton DeMoraes, Maria Robles, La Red Campaign Director, Faith in Texas

Seeking the Latter Rain – Dedrick Blue, Dean of Theology, Oakwood University

Sunday, September 16, 2018 (10:00 am-10:50 am)
The Consciousness Pastor, Jaime Kowlessar, Senior Pastor, Dallas City Temple

The Legal Realities of Conscience and Justice – Timothy Golden and Orlan Johnson

Transforming PARL to a Ministry – Melissa Reid, Kingsley Palmer, PARL Director Arizona Conference, Edward Woods III

Sunday, September 16, 2018 (11:00 am-11:50 am)
Community Engagement: Beyond the Rhetoric – Jerome Hurst, PARL Director, Allegheny West Conference, Vice-Chairperson, Conscience and Justice Council

Immigration and Deportations: How Can We Assist? – Andrea Stewartson

Pastoral Presence: Your Church Beyond Walls – Leslie Malachi Watson and Jaime Kowlessar

Who Should Attend: Pastors, local elders, PARL directors and their teams, and anyone interested in conscience and justice issues 18 years and older regardless of their faith are invited to attend.

Featured Speakers: Orlan Johnson, PARL Director, North American Division; Wintley Phipps, Founder and Chair, The Dream Academy; Leslie Malachi Watson, Director, African American Ministries Leadership Council People for American Way; Timothy Golden, Professor of Philosophy and Attorney, Walla Walla University; Roger Hernandez, Ministerial and Evangelism Director, Southern Union Conference; Jamie Kowlessar, Pastor, City Temple Church; Lincoln Steed, Editor, Liberty Magazine; Elton DeMoraes, Vice President for Ministries, Southwest Union Conference and Shelia Jackson Lee, United States Representative.

Presenters: Charles Savage, Executive Director, Houston Fifth Ward Enrichment Program, Inc.; Dedrick Blue, Dean of Religion and Theology, Oakwood University; Calvin Watkins, President, Southwest Region Conference; Andrea Stewartson, Attorney-at-Law, Robinson, Kirlew & Associates, P.C. and Edwin Robinson, Executive Director and Chief Organizing Officer, Faith in Texas.

Schedule: Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm through Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 12:30 pm.

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September 14, 2018 @ 10:00 AM


September 16, 2018 @ 1:00 PM




Southwest Region Conference

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