Here is a list of Peace and Justice events you might be interested in:

February, 2018

 

Agenda for Prophetic Faith

Lecture:  Amy Hunter

Sunday, February 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 724 E. Bonita Ave.,

San Dimas, CA 91773

Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for St. Louis Children’s Hospital since mid-2016, she previously served seven years as Racial Justice Director of YWCA St. Louis where she initiated and sponsored Witnessing Whiteness groups. She was a co-facilitator of St. Louis’ Truth and Reconciliation process, an educational equity and youth activism ally and advocate and frequent media commentator and speaker. She has expertise in critical race theory. She became widely known because of her Ted Talk “Lucky Zip Codes”.

 

March, 2018

 

Agenda for Prophetic Faith

Lecture:  Amir Hussain

Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave.,

Claremont, CA  91711

Dr. Amir Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, where he teaches courses on world religions. His own particular speciality is the study of Islam, focusing on contemporary Muslim societies in North America. From 2011 to 2015, Amir was the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, the premier scholarly journal for the study of religion. In Fall 2016, he was on a fellowship to the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California.

 

April, 2018

 

Agenda for Prophetic Faith

Lecture:  Peter Dreier

Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 7 p.m. at La Verne Church of the Brethren, 2425 E Street, La Verne, CA 91750

Peter Dreier is the E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Before joining the Occidental faculty in 1993 he worked as a community organizer, newspaper reporter, and government official (deputy to Boston Mayor Ray Flynn). He is the author or coauthor of five books including his most recent book, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (Nation Books). He writes regularly for American Prospect, The Nation, the Los Angeles Times, Dissent, Salon, and Huffington Post and occasionally for the New York Times and Washington Post. He appears frequently in the local and national media and has been interviewed on television by Bill Moyers, Tavis Smiley, and even Bill O’Reilly. He serves on the boards of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) and Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP). In 2015-16, he helped lead the successful campaign for a $15 minimum wage in Pasadena. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti recently appointed him to the 15-member Los Angeles Revenue Commission to recommend ways for the city to generate more revenue to provide more public services. In December 2016 he received LAANE’s City of Justice award for his work in the progressive movement.

 

 

Agenda for Prophetic Faith

Lecture:  Ed Bacon

April 15, 2018 at Claremont UCC, 233 W. Harrison, Claremont, CA  91711

Ed Bacon was until recently Rector at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, CA. He is now engaged with issues facing populations in his home territory of the U.S. South. (More details to follow.)

 

National Organizations

*Christian Peacemaker Teams
*On Earth Peace
*Brethren/Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests
*Womaen’s Caucus
*Heifer Project International
New Community Project
Open Table Cooperative
Americans For Responsible Solutions
Rebuild the Dream
350.org
*Included in our benevolences