February 22-23, 2013 - SIMULCAST OPPORTUNITY AT TRINITY UMC, DES MOINES
The Justice Conference is a two-day annual event to promote dialogue around justice related issues such as human trafficking, slavery, poverty, HIV/AIDS and human rights, featuring internationally acclaimed speakers. The vision of the conference is to reach tens of thousands of people over the next decade through an annual gathering that educates, inspires and connects a generation to a shared concern for the vulnerable and oppressed. Speakers come from a variety of backgrounds (non-profit, evangelical, academia, etc.) and have a strong emphasis on social justice. A few of the speakers featured will be:
Sheryl WuDunn – Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
John Perkins – Civil Rights pioneer, co-founder of the CCDA (Christian Community Development Association), and author of the book Let Justice Roll Down.
Lynne Hybels – co-founder of Willow Creek Community Church. After becoming involved in WCCC’s Spanish-speaking congregation Casa de Luz, she has become and active supporter of comprehensive immigration reform.
Shane Claiborne – founder of The Simple Way, a faith community established in inner-city Philadephia. Author of Jesus for President and The Irresistible Revolution.
Richard Twiss – member of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. President of Wiconi International and is committed to pursuing a life of peace, justice and wholeness, inviting others in a journey to walk in meaningful relationship with Creator, creation and all others - in the Spirit of Jesus.
Gary Haugen – President & CEO of International Justice Mission, an organization working for justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of oppression.
More information about the event and detailed bios of all the featured speakers can be found at: http://thejusticeconference.com/speakers-main.html. General information about the conference may be found at www.thejusticeconference.com.
Though the event takes place live in Philadelphia, Trinity United Methodist Church in Des Moines has partnered with the Justice Conference to be a host site for the Simulcast that will allow people in central Iowa to “attend” the event without leaving the state. The registration cost for the Simulcast is $89 in January - $99 in February. If you are interested in attending but find the cost prohibitive, contact us to receive a promotional code that will reduce your cost to $69. If you find any cost prohibitive, we have a couple of scholarships available that will cover the entire cost.
To register, go to the following link: https://thejusticeconference.wufoo.com/forms/simulcast-registration/ At the drop down menu of Simulcast locations, be sure to select Trinity United Methodist Church (at the bottom of the list).
Questions or comments? Contact Shari Miller by email at
or by phone at 515.288.4056.